The Age: Is computer science dead? Because things are more automated, and most tasks only require drag and click? It is like arguing mechanical engineering is dead because wheels have been invented -- by no means! As mechanical engineering does not train you to just produce machines, computer science does not (and should not) train you to just be a code monkey. Unfortunately that is what many people had in mind when they enrolled into Comp Science/Engineering courses at uni -- whether it will teach me how to use Java, .NET, Oracle and Cisco. End result? Career in computer programming sucks.