Major in learning[Quotable] NetNewsWire, JotSpot, Git, Google, old Texas sayings, etc. - (37signals)
“It’s easy to educate for the routine, and hard to educate for the novel. Keep in mind that many required skills will change: developers today code in something called Python, but when I was in school C was all the rage. The need for reasoning, though, remains constant, so we believe in taking the most challenging courses in core disciplines: math, sciences, humanities.” Google’s advice to students
Great quote via 37Signals blog. Google knows that new employees need to know how to learn and not just know a single technology. This is true for everyone now. I've seen this, employees clinging to the technology that they worked so hard to become really good at. It can be hard to make the shift when it is time. In high school I learned T-Maker a word processing system that required that you know tags to format the document. I would have 20 years experience in it now had they just not made a better word processor. Learn to learn.