You don't have to be a college man to get a good job in computer programming - today even high-school grads are stepping into excellent jobs with big futures By Stanley L. Englebardt IF YOU know how to "talk to computers," chances are you've got it made. If you don't, you may be missing out on a great job opportunity. People who talk to computers are called programmers. They instruct data-processing machines on how to perform specific jobs. Today there are about 40,000 of these specialists at work. In six years, experts say, 500,000 more will be needed. Many will require a bachelor's, master's, or even doctor's degree. But close to 50 percent will move into this new profession with only high-school diplomas. Here's why there's such a tremendous demand for programmers.
Self-navigating robot gets its own charge A machine that recharges its batteries by finding and plugging into the nearest wall outlet is under test at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Like a hatbox full of bees, it buzzes up and down a hall, probing ahead to avoid open doors, stairs, and other obstacles. Equipped [...]
Spinning Head Tapes TV at Home Is this the year you mate a home TV tape recorder to your TV set? Two European electronics firms – Philips (Netherlands) and Loewe-Opta (West Germany) are now selling TV recorders specially designed for home use. Both will be available here in a few months. To capture the details [...]