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Michael emailed me recently about the outsourcing that is going on in the software development world. Software is going the way of ready-to-wear, and it's not just threads they have in common. If it can be done cheaper elsewhere, you can bet people will go elsewhere.
So what's a graduate to do? The fun work is still being done here, at least for the time being. If we are going to charge more for software development here, then it should be worth it to the customer. The quality of the software must be better, the developers have to be smarter and more aware of customer needs and software evolution.
I have in fact spoken to some prospective employees for a local company, and I'm convinced that, by and large, the people we graduate from Wash U are strong indeed.
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Posted by: MAJ at July 6, 2005 1:26 AM
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