New facts - What would be the best computer skills to learn for the future? 10 points?

Hi ! I am a 27yr old MBA student with about 6-9 months of free time.So, I am thinking of learning a computer skill that I will enjoy and might be useful somewhere in future.

Although I have no background in computer science, I have dabbled a bit in javascript and CSS in the past (very superficially, just enough to have fun with greasemonkey and make internet easier to use). I am a software junkie and like to try many different softwares even if they serve the same purpose, Hell I could probably even start a review blog or something. And I surf the internet a lot for tweaks and hacks etc... to make life easier wherever possible.

With this background (probably no background by your standards !), what would you suggest that I should learn ? I am looking to learn something that would be easy to learn and fun. Preferably the skill you mention should not become redundant a few years down the line. It will be better if I can use it somewhere in daily life so that I stay in practise while using it. I want to ideally learn something that would help me in my job as a manager in the future.

I have surfed to internet to narrow down to a few skills and have taken some opinions from people who know stuff. This is the list of things I have ended up with(even I can see that some of the suggestions are pretty stupid) :

1.Java or C#

2.Dreamweaver, Web design (MySQL and PHP)



5.MS Access and MS Excel


7.Brute force software (have no idea what that is !)


9.Linux (emphatically recommended)

10.Something with security, privacy, anti-hacking, something along those lines

11. Cloud computing, Software As A Service, Platform As A Service, Cloud computing

12.Surveillance, Understanding Facial Recognition

Can you please analyse some of these for me from the point of view of Relevance to my work as a manager, Longevity, Ease to learn and Fun.

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  • 9 years ago
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