Re: OT: IBM exports 4730 programming jobs from US
From: Dan Pop (Dan.Pop_at_cern.ch)
Date: 16 Dec 2003 16:02:22 GMT
In <christian.bau-88A125.firstname.lastname@example.org> Christian Bau <email@example.com> writes:
>In article <MPG.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> Richard <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Just heard on NPR's "Nightly Business Report" that IBM shares fell on
>> the announcement that IBM is exporting 4730 programming jobs from the
>> US to India and China.
>> I see the handwriting on the wall, and it spells: M-c-D-O-N-A-L-D-S.
>You mean McDonald's will open restaurants in India and China for the
>There are companies already that specialise on repairing bodged
>outsourced jobs. Trying to fix code that is so badly broken that it
>cannot possibly have been tried out (I don't say untested, I say
>compiled and not even tried out).
>I'm just curious if IBM will need fewer or more than 4730 people to fix
>all the problems they will get.
I'm willing to bet IBM can find 4730 first class programmers in India and
China together, if they try hard enough.
-- Dan Pop DESY Zeuthen, RZ group Email: Dan.Pop@ifh.de