> I haven't met a competent computer
> literate biologist EVER ... nor have i
> met a vice-versa competent programmer
> that could understand fundamentals of
> biology .. and it's applications/theory
> through medicine ...
It would be easy to suggest that you are simply looking in the wrong places for people with these cross-disiplinary skills because there are plenty of them where I work (the Institute for Systems Biology). However, in general you are right, and this is going to be a huge pboblem if it isn't addressed.
Luckily, several institutions such as the ISB, and now several Universities like MIT, Harvard, UCB, UCSD, and others are seriously looking at changing what it takes to get a degree in biology, and these new programs will stress the advantages that can be gained through strong interdisciplinary studies.
I think that you will see a great change in what your average biologist looks like in the coming years.