[FoRK] Three most import attributes for a Bush appointment

Luis Villa luis.villa
Wed Oct 5 17:17:22 PDT 2005


On 10/5/05, Jim Whitehead <ejw at soe.ucsc.edu> wrote:
> > By the time I finish my PhD, there will be no computer science
> > students left in the US for me to teach. Everyone knows all the
> > tech jobs are headed for places you earn $200/month. Between DARPA,
> > NIH, and NSF cutbacks, there will also be no money for non-military
> > research.
>
> Facts, please.
>
> Numbers I've seen indicate that outsourcing is mostly shifting jobs
> overseas that used to be outsourced to companies in the US. Which
> companies have you heard of shifting their *core competency* IT
> outside of the company?

Novell, MIT, and Sun have all shifted core development work to India
and China. Those are just the projects/companies I've had direct
relationships with.

Luis

> What broad numbers do you have to
> substantiate your assertion? Game development is a growth area, and
> is not being shifted overseas -- other countries complain about being
> shut out of the industry.
>
> At UCSC we've seen a slight uptick in CS enrollments this year -- the
> standard boom/bust cycle in CS enrollments seems to be coming to an end.
>
> - Jim
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