Keynote Address Education — the world's best investment

  • Ray O. Waddoups
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 895)


In February, 1946, the information age was born as the ENIAC was christened — the world's first electronic computer. The five decades since then have witnessed the most rapid advancement of capability in history with a million times improvement in the span of a single career. That rate of change proscribes that all workers in the field will be obsolete in only a few years after graduation unless education and training continue as a way of life. Both the employer and employee must take responsibility for skills updates.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ray O. Waddoups
    • 1
  1. 1.Motorola UniversityUSA

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