|ZX Sinclair Spectrum|
From there, computing has experienced growth like nothing else. Moving from Spectrum, to the desktop, to the laptop, the palm top and now the smart phone and the tablet. In fact, things are changing so quickly that by the time any hardware and software hits the shops, its already out of date; the IPad 3 is just about out and people are already talking about what's going to be on the IPad 4. This inbuilt obsolescence is also true of text books which, by definition can only illuminate past technology not what's happening today. So, if you want to be part of an exciting rapidly changing subject, leading at the cutting edge of technology and social development, requiring mental flexibility and a problem solving approach to life - we have no problems, only solutions - you've got to choose Computing.
Or do you, prefer the old certainties of other subjects where nothing happens very much?
What do think? What are your favourite subjects?