The country needs more cool nerds -- people who can use computing in ways that haven't even been thought of yet. And high schools are starting to do their part, reports the New York Times. Hybrid careers that combine computing with other fields will increasingly be the new American jobs of the future, labor experts say. But not enough young people are embracing computing--often because they are leery of being branded nerds. Educators and technologists say two things need to change: the image of computing work, and computer-science education in high schools. Professional organizations like the Association for Computing Machinery...

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