Primate Programming

From: Tillman, Edward <>
Date: Tue Aug 5 21:52:00 2003

Speaking of former Soviet (ne Russian) programmers -- When was the last
time one of *US* developed a tetris, or programmed a rotating Rubik's cube
to be both defeatable and indefeatable? They got some pretty sharp cookies
over there...


Ed Tillman
Store Automation Tech Support Specialist
  Valero Energy Corporation
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Office: (210)592-3110, Fax (210)592-2048
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-----Original Message-----
From: Joe []
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 5:20 PM
Subject: Re: Primate Programming

At 10:05 PM 8/5/03 -0400, R. D. Davis wrote:
>Quothe Tillman, Edward, from writings of Tue, Aug 05, 2003 at 08:06:20PM
>> And both management and users treat/pay us like lower-level primates
>The interesting thing about this is that a large percentage of
>management and users are much closer to primates, intellectually
>speaking, than we are.
>> From: Vintage Computer Festival []
>> This pretty much sums up the current state of the IT job market in the US
>> right now ;)
>Do you mean that an IT job market still exists in the U.S.? That is,
>aside from the H1 visa employees imported for cheap labor along with
>the cheap outsourced overseas labor.

    I saw a funny article the other day. In it the Indians were whining
about all the programming jobs that THEY were losing to the Asian and
former Soviet countries.

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