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[REBOL] Re: teaching rebol

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 2-Apr-2003 10:18

Hi Tim, TJ> But now speaking not as a parent (I have 6 children) TJ> but as an owner of a business - I would *never* hire TJ> someone who was not willing to learn a language other TJ> than rebol - even 'though I use rebol the majority TJ> of the time myself. TJ> I would strongly recommend that any young person TJ> interested in programming be willing to learn TJ> more than one language. I agree that a willingness to learn pretty much anything is a good quality, but I also think it's good to have specialists as well as generalists just as other fields of endeavor have. I don't think this is any different than any other skill a job might require. I.e. if I get a job at a steel fabrication plant and someone says "you need to learn to weld; don't worry, we have a training program", OK, I need to learn to weld, and I should be happy for the opportunity. However, you might also run into "First, you need to learn to weld, then we *might* hire you", which isn't so cut and dried. There could also be "You know, we've heard that a some other people who do this kind of work also know how to do timber framing. We don't have any plans to do that kind of thing, but you should know how to do it anyway." -- Gregg