Readers Respond: Keeping IT Skills Sharp Pays Off
Readers respond to Stan Gibson's column, "Keeping IT Skills Sharp Pays Off."I enjoyed reading Stan Gibsons excellent opinion article in the June 27 issue of eWEEK, "Keeping IT Skills Sharp Pays Off." I have witnessed firsthand the loss of hundreds of programming jobs due to a decision to move development to Bangalore. Indeed, my job was originally one of those lost, but the company changed its mind about me and I am still here. I have been working as a programmer or software engineer since the early 1960s, at companies large and small. Never in all the 40-odd years of my career have I seen anything more than lip-service paid to training for programmers. I have been told in annual reviews that it was my responsibility to get training, on my own time at my own expense.