(Headline style appropriated from Charles Johnson.)
Speaking of outsourcing, Alan Lacy, CEO of Sears hits the nail on the head, and undoubtedly United States developers will shriek as though it was their collective thumbnails he hit:
But I think, beyond that, to me, a very interesting trend right now is the whole non-U.S. opportunity that’s available, and … if you think about personal intelligence and drive being randomly distributed by population — you know, there are four or five times as many smart, driven people in China than there are in the U.S. And there’s another four or five, three or four times as many people in India that are smarter or as smart or have more drive. And if technology is now going to basically reduce location as a barrier to competition, then essentially you’ve got something like whatever that was, seven or nine times, more smart, committed people that are now competing in this marketplace against certain activities.
Right on, brother. Give the jobs to the cheapest and smartest people you can find.
Don’t like it, fellow IT professional? Get smarter, get faster, get cheaper, or get out of the way.
Never mind. Seething and whining plays better to the id and on the network news.