The more things change…

Another concern  centered on the need to attract more young people into the field in order to fuel the envisioned growth.

What year are we talking about?  Can you guess?  The field is computing.

Ready?   The quote is from Beyer’s Hopper biography pg 155 in reference to the subject of after hours conversations at the first Harvard Computing Symposium in 1947.  That was 63 years ago.  I recalled this quote today while corresponding with a newcomer to our array language community about the trials of finding good programmers.


PS.  A string search on this blog will reveal the proper bibliographic info for the reference.


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