Their are no promised paths and the field of computers is not about STABILITY. It is about staying up to speed.
A problems I have seen with Black Americans are expecting to get some knowledge and expecting to use it forever and not sharing information. I have met a number of White men who I have exchanged useful info with but too often Black men want some but can't provide any.
You gotta get books and magazines and read on your own. I have been talking about Blacks world wide standardizing on Linux. That is what they will put in that $100 laptop if it gets off the ground.