Gates Puzzled by Computer Science Apathy

Bill Gates
doesn’t understand why more students don’t want to enter computer science. Never mind that most computer science graduates won’t work in computer science.

Princeton dean Maria Klawe suggests another reason for the shortfall:

Most students she talks to fear that computer science would doom them to isolating workdays fraught with boredom — nothing but writing reams of code.

Gates said computer scientists need to do a better job of dispelling that myth and conveying that it’s an exciting field.

Actually, Timmy, you won’t have a chance to write reams of code. That job was just outsourced to Bangalore.

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