This year's top 10 skills that are going the way of the dinosaur (in no particular order) include the following.
1. Windows XP / 2003 and Earlier
3. Adobe Flash
4. COBOL, FORTRAN, and other Mainframe Languages
5. Lotus Notes Administrator
6. Novell GroupWise Administrator
7. Traditional Telephony
8. Those with only Server Administrator Skills
9. Help Desk Technicians / Level 1 Support
10. PC Repair Technicians
Monday, April 15, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Seems low - especially for kids growing up with tablets, smartphones, DVRs, etc
From Andrew Laughlin … Average child born today 'to spend quarter of life watching a screen':
The average child born today in the UK will have spent almost a quarter of their life watching non-work-related screen technology by the time they reach 80, a new study has claimed.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Peter Bright asks … Office 2013: Just what on earth has the Office team been doing?:
What I cannot fathom, however, is why Office 2013 exists. Or rather, why it exists in its current form. Just what Microsoft has been doing in that two and a half years, I couldn't tell you, because Office 2013 doesn't feel like it's had two and a half years of work on it.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Three months ago I had my first experience with OS X. Looking at it from the Ubuntu refugee point of view all the broken things are fixed, all the working ideas done better. You can think of a Mac as wonderful genius in every sense of the way distribution of Linux.
Monday, January 28, 2013
From John Pavlus ... Design Your App on Paper, Animate It With Your iPhone Camera:
In the digital age, paper is anything but dead. Designers can use "paper prototypes" to experiment with UI designs fast and even (as in the case of Clear, a gestural iPhone app) reveal innovative user interactions. There’s just one hitch: How do you get your sketches to actually interact with each other like a digital app? An app called POP cleverly solves this problem with the iPhone’s camera--just snap some pics of your sketches, link them together with a few taps, and voila: instant interactive prototype. No coding required.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Remember the name Zora Ball. At seven years old, she's the youngest person to ever create a mobile game app, which was unveiled at the University of Pennsylvania's Bootstrap Expo last month.