Readers Respond: A Black Belt in IT
Readers respond to the eWEEK editorial, "A Black Belt in IT."I just wanted to say that I loved Jim Rapozas Sept. 11 column, "A Black Belt in IT" [Tech Directions]. I have one certification, Microsoft Certified Engineer on Windows NT, with some Internet options I cant even remember. I started working in IT back in 1993, when I was the youngest manufacturing engineer at a small company that ran 95 percent of its business on an IBM System/34green screens were everywhere.
The company ran on a highly modified version of MAPICS. I came to work one day and heard that our COBOL programmer had passed away. No one else understood how to program.