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March 27, 2006

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Freddie Moran

Irving - very well put, and as you say a major challenge. Glad you were able to come to the UK last week and share your thoughts and possible ways forward. Would appreciate getting a copy of the presentation you gave at the BCS Conference in Glasgow.

Thanks

Michael Kenward

You say "We have a huge gap between young people's perceptions of careers in IT and the realities of those careers in the marketplace."

I have heard this said for just about every technical career that you care to mention. I suspect it is equally true of other professions.

You have to sell the story much more cleverly, and in ways that mean something to a young audience.

As to all those "outward facing" R&D jobs, that may be the problem.

By the way did you come across any references to the Cognitive Systems stuff?

http://www.foresight.gov.uk/cognitive.html

Greg

Great stuff Irving, your posts are extremely informative. Having graduated in a rather nontechnical area two years ago, I've been thinking about entering a masters in IT next semester. This post will definitely help out in my decision. Cheers!

* To reinforce your thoughts, I live in one of the developing countries you mentioned towards the end of the post.

Gheorghe Matei

A New "Grang Challenge" in IT Research

A fundamental invention in software: M# -- The Universal Language of the Informational Space, based on a unique, universal entity, the final frontier of the software concepts: The Informational Individual.

There are many revolutionary results of this new technology:
1. My project creates a new kind of thinking, a new context and perspective for software approaching.
2. I foresee a global advantage of a hundred of times -- in terms of simplicity, productivity, and cost.
3. The Internet (or any LAN) becomes a network of the software entities (the Informational Individual).
4. We can talk about a jump in the approaching in a realistic manner of what -- in DARPA/IPTO or
IST programs -- is known as "cognitive systems".

Gheorghe Matei

A New "Grand Challenge" in IT Research

A fundamental invention in software: M# -- The Universal Language of the Informational Space, based on a unique, universal entity, the final frontier of the software concepts: The Informational Individual.

There are many revolutionary results of this new technology:
1. My project creates a new kind of thinking, a new context and perspective for software approaching.
2. I foresee a global advantage of a hundred of times -- in terms of simplicity, productivity, and cost.
3. The Internet (or any LAN) becomes a network of the software entities (the Informational Individual).
4. We can talk about a jump in the approaching in a realistic manner of what -- in DARPA/IPTO or
IST programs -- is known as "cognitive systems".

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