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August 23, 2005

From computer programmers to "renaissance geeks"

News.com comments on a piece in the New York Times arguing that computer programmers increasingly need skills in other fields, such as biology, business management, entertainment, and marketing. Although offshore outsourcing may be partly responsible, computer automation is also a driver of the demand for new skills. As "lower level" skills become automated, human programmers are finding it increasingly necessary to develop skills, and combinations of skills, that cannot currently be replicated by computers in order to maintain demand for their labor.

Posted by Robert at August 23, 2005 7:43 PM
category: Work


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