Well, it happened again, someone went and published a list of the top 10 dying IT skills (http://www.globalknowledge.com/training/generic.asp?pageid=2347&country=United+States. I bet you can't guess what was on the list. Yep, you guessed it, NetWare. However, to be fair, NetWare has been on every dying list for years. Beyond NetWare, the other item to make the list was our beloved ColdFusion. However, this does not surprise me. ColdFusion gets added to every dying list for the past few years. However, it is still going strong and getting stronger.
Now, this list got me to thinking. Who generated this list and what qualified them to make it. Also, what qualifications did they use to generate the list. Based on the article, the writer apparently used a job search count from a site I had never heard of (Indeed.com).
Ok, so this seems like a lame reason to say it is dying. Based on the article alone, I don't think the writer did very much research.
Then the list went on to name HTML as dying skill. Apparently the writer did not know that HTML is the language that browsers use to render a web site. Granted, with today's editors it is easier to write but it is still the corner stone of web browsing.