I am telling you that they don't. Note that we were talking about those with a compelling interest. That means that these people have itch that can't be scratched and have to (mean HAVE to) do that work. Scientists have the same itch.
snip Was it ever like that? Most U.S. undergraduate programs have some requirement that students take courses from a variety of disciplines (a little science, a little history, a...
Those students who snicker do not have, and will never have, a compelling interest. It happens to be one of the reasons they snicker.
Yes. That is how people do things. The issue is how much of their time is going to be wasted because of PC-afflicted people interfering "for their own good". The biz has enough problems to solve without having its thumbs duct taped to opposite walls.
So what? That will sort itself out. In my day, the computer types had long hair, flashed a v, wore torn bell bottoms and smoked weed...unless you were working for IBM.
These were the elite of the biz. There were also thousands who did the less innovative work that had to be done in order to the gurus to get their products out. This less innovative work (there's a better term for this) is what I've always called the infrastructure. Does the CS degree programs address any of this instruction? It sure doesn't sound like it.
Yes. Yes, this is, or was, the prerequisite for graduation, not the major and minor degree programs. Some people got done with the painful stuff...