State Of IT 2010

I’ve noticed over the past year the computer book section at just about every Barnes & Noble book store, is getting smaller and smaller. The once thriving programming language section is a mere 3 book cases when a few years ago it was an entire row of 10. Now there’s an entire shelf on digital cameras another on PhotoShop something, and just a little of everything else. Ruby consist of one-third of a shelf, Java one and a half shelves.

Why aren’t people programming? Are they buying everything on-line? No, when you look at the Amazon rank of programming books, the top one is Objective-C at 1,125, the 2nd book, CSS Missing Manual, is 2,187.

Something strange is going on, I don’t know what…