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UK's education system blamed for IT jobs going to non-Brits

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Re: Do we really want more computer scientists?

they typically can't code, better to get someone with a Maths degree who can

If you're clever enough to get a maths degree, why would you waste your life doing the thankless and often poorly rewarded job of coding? Fair enough if you're coding HFT algorithms for a bank who will shout at you and treat you like dirt, but pay megabucks. And fair enough if you're not paid much but working at Harwell, Aldermaston, or on some exotic research project.

But everything in between is going to bore a competent mathematician to death.

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