Bill Gates, at his recent talk to students at UCB, seems to have told them that computer science is the career of the future (coupled with biology that is !) - accrdng to him biology would be a future sister science to CS. Think he was talking about the recent trend in bioinformatics. Interestingly, he also seems to have talked positively about outsourcing - in his words "not like war with one winner and one loser". Another interesting statement - "China and India are big change engines for the years ahead... that's the path forward"
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