State of New Jersey needs COBOL programmers

Stefan Skoglund stefan.skoglund at
Sun Apr 5 08:41:15 CDT 2020

lör 2020-04-04 klockan 21:47 -0700 skrev Fred Cisin via cctalk:
> On Sat, 4 Apr 2020, Jeffrey Brace via cctalk wrote:
> > 
> In December 1999, they were looking for COBOL programmers.
> They were told to update their software.
> Now, 20 years later, they are looking for COBOL programmers, to start
> the 
> update project.

To be fair, in this case updating your software means:

throw out the baby with the water
build a completely new IT infrastructure with everything
and expect things to work badly the next 5-8 years....
long enough to hinder/(be a millstone around) the governor's re-
election campagin

and then in 15 years, be prepared to redo....

Pundits like this steinberg is right and wrong - they doesn't
acknowledge how expensive new fangled information technology is.

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