AND NOW, A BRIEF MESSAGE FROM BILL
After the debate about what Prof. Rao said in his article a few days ago, here's a guy putting things in the right perspective....you remember that software guy from Seattle? I think he succinctly conveys a balanced perspective, recognising the importance of both IT skills and the fundamental importance of a good basic science background. One more message; read books.
"A solid working knowledge of productivity software and other IT tools has become a basic foundation for success in virtually any career.That's the point. When you climb high on the branches, you may forget the roots. But there would be no branches without them.
Beyond that, however, I don't think you can overemphasise the importance of having a good background in maths and science.
If you look at the most interesting things that have emerged in the last decade - whether it is cool things like portable music devices and video games or more practical things like smart phones and medical technology - they all come from the realm of science and engineering."
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