Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: Disrespecting the non-American Programmer

Bigot? That's a harsh word. The point was being made that American companies are making the mistake of treating programmers like commodities. To illustrate his point he mentions the common practice of outsourcing to India to put warm bodies in front of computers. He certainly doesn't say that as a rule programmers from India are not competent. He does say that overly cheap labor from India is usually not as competent as their better educated more experience Indian counterparts. I would make the same claim about US programmers. Infact, his opinions seem to be more critical of America, then anyone, or anywhere else.

However, in making your point about your perceived bigotry against Indians you go on to call Americans overweight, Not well read, ungrateful, etc... You also make questionable comments like "Will you sit down and cry?". Given these remarks it's hard to take your claim of someoneelse's bigotry seriously.

Comment on Disrespecting the non-American Programmer
by Byron

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To illustrate his point he mentions the common practice of outsourcing to India to put warm bodies in front of computers. He certainly doesn't say that as a rule programmers from India are not competent. He does say that overly cheap labor from India is usually not as competent as their better educated more experience Indian counterparts. I would make the same claim about US programmers.

I actually meant to go further: the low-paid programmers put in front of computers aren't allowed to be highly competent, regardless of their actual aptitude.

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