Thursday, January 29, 2004

The New Face of the Silicon Age

Another piece of commentary from Wired magazine, which talks about globalization and outsourcing of IT jobs, and how India's dominance in the knowledge-based 21st Century is causing plight for the pissed-off programmer.

...Some US firms now outsource their PowerPoint presentations to India, a blow to the pride of managers everywhere. From this perspective, India looks like an artificial intelligence, the superbrain that never arrived in silico. No wonder workers tremble... .. .

. .. ...The Bhagavad Gita opens with two armies facing each other across a field of battle. One of the warriors is Prince Arjuna, who discovers that his charioteer is the Hindu god Krishna. The book relates the dialog between the god and the warrior - about how to survive and, more important, how to live. One stanza seems apt in this moment of fear and discontent. "Your very nature will drive you to fight," Lord Krishna tells Arjuna. "The only choice is what to fight against."
Read more from Wired Magazine....