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[ale] Indian outsourcing

Ronald Chmara wrote:
> On Jan 30, 2004, at 7:55 PM, Eichler, Paula J. wrote:
>> Losing jobs to automation is a bit different because machines CAN be 
>> more efficient.  Building automobiles on an assembly line didn't take 
>> a master's degree either.
> The IT jobs that are being lost in droves don't require a master's, 
> AFAICT..... They're mostly "IT manufacturing" jobs aka assembly-line IT 
> and programming (not to be confused with programming in assembly), or 
> similar low-level tech jobs. Some examples:

I don't know where you got your data, but this is not my experience. 
Just before I left AT&T, I was part of a team at AT&T Labs who were 
working with an organization in IBM that was based in India.  These were 
not 'bolt part a to part b' people.  They were highly skilled software 

Until later, Geoffrey                     Registered Linux User #108567
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