Environment hardly features in dying discipline

Posted on July 3, 2007


In discussions on the British Computer Society, McBride  questions whether computer science is a dying discipline (a subsequent outcry refutes this, see Mander, but McBride’s points are still valid).  McBride sees relevance of Computer Science courses as the major problem, in essence he says the training is CS but the jobs are IT:

“the gap between academia and industry practice is a gaping hole…Implementation, facility management, systems integration, service management, organisational change even environmental audit are the language of IT. These hardly feature on computer science courses.”

Lest we get too smug though (I teach on an IT degree), there’s not much environmental audit in many (/any?) IT degrees either!