State of New Jersey needs COBOL programmers

Zane Healy healyzh at
Sun Apr 5 11:22:30 CDT 2020

> On Apr 5, 2020, at 6:41 AM, Stefan Skoglund via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> 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.

What’s really funny, in a sad way, if you read the article above carefully, and you watch the clip.  They’re looking for *VOLUNTEERS* to do this work!


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