There’s no such thing as wiping it out. They pay or I pay.
We’re one good sound track, music video or Instagram meme away from reversing this trend. Popular culture dictates trends; not practically.
“The core of the problem is whether market forces are going to be sufficient for this to be fixed,” The core problem is a shortage of female and minority students pursuing computer science and other tech/science degrees. That’s not an excuse, it’s a fact. If we started focusing on guiding high school students toward tech degrees today, we could start to have this problem fixed across tech in 48 months. And we would have a leading metric to focus on rather than trailing metric.