[REBOL] Re: teaching rebol
From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 2-Apr-2003 10:18
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."