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Talk:Technologies: Emerging, Going Strong, or Fading

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Your critical skills develop with technology, with the help of training and experience. — Charlie Shipp 11:15, 20 May 2013 (EDT)

Is this really meant to be an abstract of the paper What’s Hot, What’s Not: Skills for SAS(r) Professionals? If so, then surely the title should be talking about skills, rather than technologies. While hot skills may be correlated with hot technologies, the reverse may not always be the case. Some skills are no longer hot because everyone is taught them now or things are done in other ways - but the demand for the resulting technology is still going strong. This is probably the case with things like DATA _NULL_ report writing. Nobody is wanting to write new reports, so the skill is no longer hot, but the existing reports are still being used, and maintained. Although the associated skill is still needed, either everybody who needs it now knows it, knows a better way to do it, or it is now part of the standard body of knowledge that everyone is expected to know. - Cameron 21:54, 22 May 2013 (EDT)
True. However, the framework is intended to expand. sasCommunity.org is for users, by users. Charlie Shipp 07:18, 23 May 2013 (EDT)
Sorry, I don't understand what you are getting at, or where you are intending to go with this article. The title says it is about technologies but the content is about the skills SAS professionals need. Consequently I am confused. The title and content are inconsistent with each other. This is misleading to the reader. - Cameron 11:24, 23 May 2013 (EDT)

The title is "Technologies: Emerging, Going Strong, or Fading" where "Technologies" in the title allows for expansion in the future. The "Emerging, Going Strong, or Fading" in the title refers to "What's Hot and What's Not" for SAS programmers which expands with each SGF and annual regional conf. The point is that this Article can be about the leading-edge frontier of SAS Institute developments. Is there a relating sC article? They could link and point to each other. Charlie Shipp 13:23, 1 June 2013 (EDT)

Then why not call the article SAS Institute developments or the Future directions of SAS or even just What's Hot and What's Not? To me, and probably a lot of other readers, Technology has a lot of other meanings that have nothing to do with SAS. After seeing the title, the content was not what I expected to read. Your title has given me an unreasonable expectation and then let me down, badly. I was expecting to read about things like Hadoop and Cloud Computing and the expansion of SAS into the realm of unstructured, distributed on-line text databases, or a discussion about the demise, or otherwise, of punched cards, magnetic tape and lineflow paper reports from dot matrix printers. What I discovered was an article that seems to be a very obtuse and indirect piece of text aimed at search engine optimisation intended to promote some links to quite legitimate papers about SAS on other very worthy websites about SAS. If that was your intention, or one of them, then a better name, closer to the title of the paper(s) would have been a good idea. As it stands, while people could write about what you suggest, I wonder if they will. And if they do contribute, will your original text survive their contributions afer being edited mercilessly? One solution would be to move the page to a better title, such as "What’s Hot, What’s Not: Skills for SAS(r) Professionals", another would be to rewrite the page so it is true to its title. However, it is an opinion piece, in many respects, in a space where I don't hold a strong opinion. So I am reliant on the opinion of others to guide me in what to contribute. Fortunately, I haven't found anything relevant, yet, because I fear that if I ever did, you would not be happy with the resulting radical change in article direction. At this time I will assume good faith as I want to avoid conflict as I don't think the Dunning–Kruger effect applies. So I will avoid doing anything in haste and observe how this article evolves over time. - Cameron 22:11, 1 June 2013 (EDT)