Scarce Computer Science Students at Cambridge

A small news item appeared in the London Guardian this past week about how Cambridge University in England is desperate for computer science applicants. Cambridge is receiving only 40% as many applicants that it did in 2000. Professors there blame the drop on the perception that computer science students are "geeky" and that the best jobs are being outsourced to India and China.

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