Bill Gates writes an article for BBC and he says what I’ve always said, stress the three R’s not the latest in computers for students.

… there’s no doubt that the ability to use software tools effectively is critical to succeeding in today’s global knowledge economy.

A solid working knowledge of productivity software and other IT tools has become a basic foundation for success in virtually any career.

Beyond that, however, I don’t think you can overemphasise the importance of having a good background in maths and science.

Bold text is mine. Though I wonder if Bill Gates actually says “maths”. It is taking me a long time to get used to this British way of saying it rather than saying “math” as we do in Canada.

BBC NEWS | Business | Bill Gates: The skills you need to succeed

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