<p>Well, funny to <em>me</em>, the author probably wasn't going for "funny."</p>
<p>The funniest part is this:</p>
If you're worried about competing against those with more "practical" or narrowly defined degrees, such as business or engineering, don't be. "Liberal arts majors are as competitive as any other student entering the job market," assures Williams. </p>
<p>Peter Osgood, director of admission at Harvey Mudd College (CA) says that one reason for this is that liberal arts disciplines require the student to think about, write about, and to understand a broad range of topics from many perspectives. "They have to come to some generalizations and realizations about the material they are studying, rather than simply learning how to do a specific task," says Osgood. "Since technology moves society along at a faster and faster pace, the more practical' education is more likely to become obsolete sooner. Liberal arts disciplines better prepare the student for change."</p>
<p>As Osgood explains, 40 years ago few could not have anticipated a world in which the Internet existed or that one could use a portable device to call a friend, text or tweet (terms that did not exist). "The only place to watch a movie was in a cinema, not a cell phone," he says. "Now that my own children are in high school, they can't imagine what innovations will occur by the time they hit the middle of life. Rather than having my children focus their learning on something transitory, like how to use certain kinds of computer languages or communications strategies that may become obsolete, I am convinced that they will have longer, more productive careers by understanding people and adapting the technical skills to that knowledge."
<p>Yup. I would like to draw your attention to the jewel in that second-to-last paragraph about liberal arts majors being better equipped to handle technological changes...........changes CREATED by STEM majors. Apparently us STEM morons are inside-the-box robots who can't emote or connect with our fellow human beings or even think beyond the narrow pre-programmed tracks laid out for us.</p>