[plt-scheme] Re: Programming for non-programmers

From: Andre van Tonder (andre at now.het.brown.edu)
Date: Sat Oct 16 15:36:40 EDT 2004

Shriram Krishnamuthi wrote:

> This anecdotal complaint is not much different from what I hear from
> some of my own students who work in the US.  Moreover, as of last
> year, over 70% of the organizations world-wide that had achieved CMM
> Level 5 were in India.

In support of this, my own limited and anecdotal experience when working in the 
industry in the late 90s and early 00s was that the imported Indian programmers 
in my particular company were overall of higher quality (workwise) and better 
educated than the locals.  I don't wish to generalize from this, but simply to 
provide a counterexample to some opposite generalizations and innuendos in this 

As for the free market theories also raised here and their purported 
linkage to a certain party, excuse me a moment to laugh histerically. 
While in this particular case I consider deregulation to have apositive 
impact in that it transfers some wealth to places surely more in need 
of it that the US (although locally it is of course designed to 
transfer even more wealth into the hands of a few) the actual thugs who 
are in charge in this country think nothing of destroying industry after 
industry in developing countries where these interfere with this 
process of concentration of wealth.


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