Renaissance Geeks

I found this article in the International Herald Tribue today. I wrote recently about the need to tell people that computer science is interesting. The focus of this article is on the different fields that interact with modern computer science and the varied programs that universities have that make CS more interesting and more valuable. I especially liked this quote.

"If you have only technical knowledge, you are vulnerable," said Thomas Malone, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management. "But if you can combine business or scientific knowledge with technical savvy, there are a lot of opportunities. And it's a lot harder to move that kind of work offshore."

Computer Science is more fun and interesting, to say nothing of potentually world changing, than a lot of students understand. We need to get that message out. You may want to show this IHT article to some students. I know I plan to.

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