[FoRK] Three most import attributes for a Bush appointment

Justin Mason jm
Wed Oct 5 17:28:10 PDT 2005


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Luis Villa writes:
> 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.

*MIT*?   What core development work do MIT do? upgrading Athena?

- --j.

> 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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