January 27, 2013 at 1:32 pm #17569
You’re spot on. Using technical arguments to refute common misconceptions rarely helps people overcome their initial feeling about them.
Maybe showing them pictures like this would help
Women telephone switchboard operators – a vintage circa 1914 photo
I work in the tech sector so I can’t help but have strong feelings against this line of thought. Articles like this one really tell the story
IT job market recovering faster than after dot-com bubble burst
I remember when certifications in Novell NetWare were all the rage. A NetWare certification won’t do much good in a job interview now.
IT workers are the single greatest refutation of the job-killing automation argument I can think of.