What is the world coming to?

I’ve been doing some catch-up reading in my RSS feeds this morning.

Among other things, I read a piece about how a new generation of web designers has emerged, people who were moved from a non-website job in their companies into web work because of a “natural flair” for web projects and their companies’ desire to have web work done faster and cheaper.

The newbies aren’t  detail people who honed their skills by years of work. Those folks who sweat over making sure sites were “compliant across every browser from an x-box to an iPhone” are looking for work—and not finding it.

Web designers who can make shoddy look good are trending.

What is the world coming to?

I also read an article in eCampus News about how America’s Generation Z—today’s school-age population—has no interest in having an IT career.

Generation Z wants their devices to work flawlessly, the help desk to help when they need it, but they don’t want to do any of that work themselves.

That attitude is a problem because without IT people, schools, healthcare, garage doors, and fuel pumps won’t work.

And without IT people, the next generation of devices won’t get off the drawing boards.

What is the world coming to?

More important, are we educators part of the solution or are we contributing to the problem?