Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 06:00:15 -0700
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Subject: Re: url: 10 dying or dead IT skills
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(I sense an LOOOONNNGG thread coming on here...)
Reading core dumps.
Programming your HP or TI calculator (does this count???).
Punching paper tape.
Punching Hollerith cards.
Hard-wiring your machine's board to program it. (Back when I was in
high school, I actually took a 2-semester data processing course which
consisted ENTIRELY of learning how to wire boards for IBM office
machines such as the collator, the sorter, and the accounting
machine. Also, my high school was at that time the ONLY high school
in Detroit that had its own computer!!!)
On Jun 20, 6:34 pm, charles.harb...@PEARSON.COM wrote:
> <grumpy greybeard hat firmly on>
> What about Assembler?
> What about dbase/lotus123?
> What about Fortran or PL/I?
> A coworker just showed me a System 3 punchcard that fell out of a
> fundamentals of programming book that he was loaning to a coworker (who
> wasn't born yet when the book was published). The system 3 card is a 32
> bytes by 3 line card, 3 lines to a record--half the size of a typical 80
> byte card.
> OS/2? Harrrumph!
> <grumpy greybeard hat off>
> On Wed, 20 Jun 2007 10:37:03 -0400, Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCPHI)
> <r...@CDC.GOV> wrote:
> >> From: Dianne Rhodes
> >> And there is a link on the left side to "10 dying or dead IT skills."
> >> That should prove controversial!
> >1. COBOL
> >2. Nonrelational DBMS
> >3. Non-IP networks
> >4. cc:Mail
> >5. ColdFusion
> >6. C programming
> >7. PowerBuilder
> >8. Certified NetWare Engineers
> >9. PC Network Administrators
> >10. OS/2- Hide quoted text -
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