Yes, The World Can And Does Make Its Own Software

“Google hopes to reach 2000 universities and train 4000 faculty in its bid to train some 250,000 developers each year.”
 
See Google aims to train two million Indian Android devs by 2018
Anyone still believing that the M$s and Oracles and Adobes of the world rule the roost should think what a powerhouse like India can do with 250K more Android/Linux developers cranked out annually for years to come on top of the man and womanpower they have now…

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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8 Responses to Yes, The World Can And Does Make Its Own Software

  1. oiaohm says:

    The biggest flaw in the H-1B visa program of the USA is that it does not mandate that those using H-1B has to be paid at USA pay rates or preferable above. Why more if USA does not have the skilled staff paying more should not be a problem.

    2 million developers that google would be aiming at would be required to do a lot of India localised stuff. India is a language mess.

  2. dougman wrote, “As Google is an American company, Google should be mandated to hire two million Americans.”

    No one has even suggested Google would hire 2 million people. Perhaps Google should move to Canada. Should they then be forced to hire 2 million Canadians? Don’t be silly.

  3. dougman says:

    “Google aims to train two million Indian Android devs by 2018”

    As Google is an American company, Google should be mandated to hire two million Americans.

    The H-1B visa program was created in 1990 to allow companies to bring skilled technical workers into the USA. It’s a non-immigrant visa and so has nothing at all to do with staying in the USA, becoming a citizen, or starting a business. Big tech employers are constantly lobbying for increases in H-1B quotas citing their inability to find qualified U.S. job applicants. Bill Gates and other leaders from the IT industry have testified about this before Congress.

    Both major political parties embrace the H-1B program with varying levels of enthusiasm. But Bill Gates is wrong. What he said to Congress may have been right for M$ but was wrong for America and can only lead to lower wages, lower employment, and a lower standard of living.

    Trump 2016.

  4. dougman wrote, “personally managing your Retirement Fund is doomed for failure, as all the most careful plans and preparation for retirement can fall apart due to an unexpected death, illness, a stock market crash or a pension plan that goes bankrupt”.

    Well, Earth could explode too, but that’s very unlikely. I’m up over 100% since I began managing my investments a year ago. Another 100% by Christmas is certainly possible and I don’t even depend on this annuity. TLW still works for a living. I have a government pension that works. We have valuable real estate. Life is good. The haskaps that I planted this year are already giving fruit. In a few years we could live off the food grown in this swamp. I can still hunt and fish.

    PS – Two chinese USB optical wheel mice just arrived in perfect working order. Yes, you can still buy mice for less than $4 and they work.

  5. dougman says:

    “enjoying the prospect of my annuity increasing rapidly due to my ability to read and analyze data while I personally manage my Retirement Income Fund.”

    Enjoying the “prospect”, is not a guaranteed thing; personally managing your Retirement Fund is doomed for failure, as all the most careful plans and preparation for retirement can fall apart due to an unexpected death, illness, a stock market crash or a pension plan that goes bankrupt.

    “Next year it should dwarf my government pension, so I’m certainly not dependent on the next generation except to help drive me around hunting, shooting, shopping and visiting, stuff family does normally.”

    I see nothing in there that is in anyway indicative of a secondary income. Hell, you could be making $80K a year growing produce on a 1/3 of an acre, put that Chinese walking tractor to use!

  6. kurkosdr wrote, “Nothing is more entertaining as seeing a pensioner (who thinks his pension can stay the same in times of increasing unemployment and lower salaries among the younger generation) witness his pension go downhill.”

    Well, I’m enjoying the prospect of my annuity increasing rapidly due to my ability to read and analyze data while I personally manage my Retirement Income Fund. Next year it should dwarf my government pension, so I’m certainly not dependent on the next generation except to help drive me around hunting, shooting, shopping and visiting, stuff family does normally.

  7. kurkosdr says:

    old darts = old farts (auto-correct censoring naughty words)

  8. kurkosdr says:

    Help Canadian and US companies (like Google) outsource jobs, the kind of high-paying developer jobs that fund your pension, and bring down the salary for whatever developer jobs aren’t outsourced, that’s what India will do.

    But hey, you old folks need to keep supporting outsourcing. Nothing is more entertaining as seeing a pensioner (who thinks his pension can stay the same in times of increasing unemployment and lower salaries among the younger generation) witness his pension go downhill. I am seeing it happening in Greece and it is hilarious. All those old darts who thought they could piggyback on an ever weakened younger generation forever are waking up to the reality: Less good jobs and less jobs in general for the young, smaller pensions for them.

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