On 3/17/06, Robert Klemme <bob.news / gmx.net> wrote:
> Robert Feldt wrote:
> > My view is more that the students we educate today should take part in
> > transforming the industry and thus needs a broader knowledge base than
> > just what is currently in fashion. This would indicate using more
> > "obscure" languages like Ruby, Python, Haskell, IO, Transmuter etc.
>
> IMHO that's true for a completely other reason as well: the task of
> educating people does not stop with the mainstream.  In order to be able
> to choose from different options you'll have to know them.  So this
> knowledge is not only necessary for transforming the industry but even
> for working successfully within it.  My 0.02...
>
Yes, that's a good point. Unfortunately many companies are overly
focused on short-term results and do not see this. And this view
"transfers" into the minds of students and to some degree also to
(some parts of) univ faculty as well...

Regards,

Robert