27 June 2007

The Black Knight is learning Python

Mary Brandel recaps the top 10 dying computer skills. Number 1 is COBOL: I'm not sure whether the top slot means closest to dead or most likely to survive.
... you can actually learn Cobol at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, which according to Mary Sumner, a professor there, still offers a Cobol course. "Two of the major employers in the area still use Cobol, and for many of their entry-level jobs, they want to see that on the transcript," she says. "Until that changes, we'd be doing the students a disservice by not offering it."

All the same, it's probably worth deleting this bullet point from your resume.

(Link via kottke.org.)

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