Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 24th May 2007 20:59 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes "Those in search of eternal life need look no further than the computer industry. Here, last gasps are rarely taken, as aging systems crank away in back rooms across the U.S., not unlike 1970s reruns on Nickelodeon's TV Land. So while it may not be exactly easy for Novell NetWare engineers and OS/2 administrators to find employers who require their services, it's very difficult to declare these skills -- or any computer skill, really -- dead." My Take: "C" dying should have been "x86 Assembly".
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RE[2]: My response
by RenatoRam on Fri 25th May 2007 06:54 UTC in reply to "RE: My response"
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Yup: the huge legacy COBOL applications are generally employed in banks.

And banks will NOT migrate them at gun point.

Good COBOL programmers are few and far in between, and are paid premium.

Besides, amongst the high level work announces on newspapers there always is some "COBOL and RPG programmers" wanted with X years of experience.

If COBOL was not that horrible it would be a fair career choice ;)

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