The reason is simple: rapid commoditization of such skills. This article demonstrates this reasoning. Sure, the skills are in demand now, but were was typing skills 10-20 years ago. To excel AND STAY in the IT industry over the next decade, obtaining these skills will no longer guarantee you success, as having such skills will become a requirement. What respectable techie would put down “85 WPM” on their resume nowadays? Yet, this practice was common a decade ago.
My prediction is that as video and audio becomes the de facto method of communication on the web,
What do you think? What type(s) of skills would you need to acquire in order to safeguard your future?