More Ramblings from a Los Angeles Programmer

April 5, 2007

You don’t say…

Filed under: coding, daily life, technology — Josh DeWald @ 9:32 pm

Study: There Is No Shortage of U.S. Engineers

However, a new study from Duke University calls this argument bunk, stating that there is no shortage of engineers in the United States, and that offshoring is all about cost savings.

Ah, shucks, really? We’re not all Google material, but I can’t imagine anyone actually believed (please, please tell me you didn’t believe it, did you?) that off-shoring was about anything other than the bottom line. And in my view, it’s really just a different bottom line because there is nothing more valuable than an on-site engineer, and the amount of time spent explaining things to someone off-site (or worse yet, off-continent a day away) really adds up.



  1. Yeah, it’s awfully hard to work with our American colleagues sometimes…

    Comment by Wesley — April 7, 2007 @ 11:02 pm

  2. Yes, quite true.. even without explicit offshore, with everyone “up to speed”, timezone differences create a massive headache.

    Comment by quay — April 8, 2007 @ 10:55 am

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