Tom Yager at InfoWorld - Tech careers are on the wrong track:
"IT careers require an understanding that the purpose of commercial computer systems is to serve people. Not to serve one another, not to serve database rows or HTTP packets, but to make people glad they’re using their computers instead of grappling with the latest work-around.
[...] I’m leaning toward the notion that American companies lowered their standards to ensure that they had no irreplaceable staff. A vital IT field is fueled by people you can’t afford to lose and workers competing to achieve that status."