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(For unemployed programmers due to offshoring/outsourcing) what do you plan to do with your future? give up IT?

Hi, I am curious about what the unemployed programmers (or software engineers) due to offshoring/outsourcing are planning to do with their future. Are you thinking to say bye bye to IT/programming and look for a job in a different field? Are you going to study anything else? Are you considering to keep doing programming even if it means to go to work and live to India? Thanks in advance for your answers.

Asked By: --__-- - 1/8/2010
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I've found there's still a strong demand for development in the United States, sometimes in large part because the quality of developer in India and China is still so far behind the rest of the developed world--US, Britain, Israel, Germany, Russia. The paper mill is no stranger to the average American, but seems to... More
Answered By: Jason W-S - 1/8/2010
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While programming can be done anywhere, no matter how RC computers get, there's no substitute for on site help. If a PSU burns out, someone in india isn't going to replace it for you. IT support will always be needed. That's a big plus for me, however, many of my soft eng friends are struggling with outsourcing... More
Answered By: Chris - 1/8/2010
 
I totally agree with previous statements... More
Answered By: Germann A - 1/8/2010
 
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