Re: consolidation of multiple rows
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 08:24:59 -0700 (PDT)
>> Suppose a professor is ten years behind the practice. In law ten years is just a tiny fraction. But being ten years behind in IT is huge. <<
That is not true in the United State. Lawyers have to obtain a certain number of CEU credits per year to get their bar card. They can take a course or teach one; I have a friend who does bankruptcy courses for UCLA after she got out of IT. It is a major part of their careers.
Ten years in law is huge -- the tax code alone changes constantly! Have you ever been to the Computer Law Institute in Los Angeles and seen what is happening in IP? The topics of importance change from year to year.
However, I frequently run into people in IT who have not taken a course or learned a new technology in 5 to 10 years. They know Java, HTML, Crystal Reports, etc. and earn a living with it doing websites or writing code at a company. The last educational thing they did was cram for a certification. They do not read trade publications and only look at the gaming parts of SlashDot.
Sad but true. Received on Tue Mar 11 2008 - 10:24:59 CDT