RE: Re: Offshoring: San Jose Mercury News article?

Subject: RE: Re: Offshoring: San Jose Mercury News article?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: 11 Nov 2003 20:26:45 GMT

This is the aspect of off-shoring that is, or should be,
of the most concern to policy-makers, not to mention the
companies that are doing the off-shoring. While moving
unskilled and semi-skilled labor overseas is painful to
those whose jobs are eliminated domestically, moving
knowledge development jobs overseas is also providing
education and training of the sort needed to start
competing companies. The foreign engineers and writers
of today's offshoring US companies will one day become
the founders of their own countries' domestic industries
using the knowledge and skills they got working in the
trenches of US employers, while in the US what should be
the next generation of knowledge developers is flipping
burgers and thinking about changing their majors
to Business Administration instead of getting their entry
level developer experience. While the "cutting edge" may
be a sexy and somewhat more secure place to work, most of
the profit in technology comes from selling things in
large quantities "after the cutting edge has passed."

Gene Kim-Eng

------- Original Message -------
Tue, 11 Nov 2003 13:21:13 -0500 ?wrote:

Also, when I said skills I also meant the knowledge in the technology
sector in which you work. Off-shoring and outsourcing happen after the cutting
edge has passed. Stay on the cutting edge of technology and your job will be



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