Actually IT wages are still quite decent outside of the usual claptrap that gets called "IT" these days. Programmers (real programmers) can still command a good wage as the number of people capable of certain tasks are in short supply, and in pretty heavy demand. This is a part of what this incentive is trying to address.
Personally Id like my kids to excercise thier brains as much as thier bodies.
Anyone know when they go on sale? I'd like to buy one