Yes we can learn about the programming languages that we use day in and day out and we can follow procedures of doing things but IT without Creativity does not exist for me.
Even a support guy needs to think creatively on why something is not working, how it actually works and what could be a problem. There is not enough books that can teach you about IT that from there without any creativity you can just go and be good at what you do.
I do agree there are people in IT who just follow rules and never ask questions and just do what they are told, but then again I wouldn't call those people IT specialist. The thing is anyone can do computer work, but it takes some skill to be an IT specialist and think like one. You have to see a picture in your head and draw it and by programming you can output what you have been seeing in your head.
That's just my take on this, obviously other peopel will have different ideas.
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