Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: Disrespecting the non-American Programmer

That is not what I was saying! The point is that outsourcing is being done in an effort to commoditize of labor, and as a commodity our value is driven down. When we are cogs in a system of heavy methodologies we can be replaced and manipulated; when we are intelligent actors working with customers and employers who are close to peers than controllers, then out value is higher, and we are no longer interchangeable.
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