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Old 04-24-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Having worked in Silicon Valley as a Senior Software Engineer I can tell you highly-skilled programmers, engineers and designers are hard to come by.

Silicon Valley employers pay the highest tech salaries in the United States and still cannot attract enough workers. This is why if you drive around Cupertino, Redwood City, San Mateo you will see a large number of Asian and East Indian immigrants.
Indeed.
I neglected to mention the fact that my other sister's husband is also in IT as I am myself so our entire family is heavily involved in that field.

SKILLED IT folks are indeed very hard to find.

Ken
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: California
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I just think Americans are greedy and very anti-intellectual, just look at how many derogatory terms there are for smart people: nerds, dorks, geek...

Truth is we have been importing intelligence for centuries, now people don't want to import anymore...so what are cutting edge businesses like Microsoft supposed to do to stay on top? Bill Gates already gives millions to colleges here.
Yet when these geeks become billionaires (Bill Gates) they get all the respect in the world.
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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This IT situation reminds me of other 'technology' booms in the past--------aerospace comes to mind in 1960's California.

Things were going great guns then the bottom fell out of the market: face it; what else can an aerospace designer do? There are/were a few airplane builders with just one biggie here the USA------Boeing.

I suspect the same thing will happen with IT: once the demand of techs has been filled.......something else will come along all but rendering their skills obsolete.
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:20 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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This IT situation reminds me of other 'technology' booms in the past--------aerospace comes to mind in 1960's California.

Things were going great guns then the bottom fell out of the market: face it; what else can an aerospace designer do? There are/were a few airplane builders with just one biggie here the USA------Boeing.

I suspect the same thing will happen with IT: once the demand of techs has been filled.......something else will come along all but rendering their skills obsolete.

Actually the big high tech crash ALREADY happened back in 2000, things are quiet now compared to what it was like back in the 1990's.

Also, there are several aerospace companies out there besides Boeing - The big 3 are Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and of course Boeing. In turn there are a whole lot of smaller outfits that support these (as well as doing their own thing). You wouldn't believe how many aerospace companies there are in Wichita for example.

And course keep in mind too that IT is distinct from Aerospace Design and Engineering. The really big boom in IT back in the late 1990's had almost nothing to do with Aerospace - it was fostered by the PC boom.

Ken
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Denver
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IT is totally different than Aerospace, IT jobs can had in virtually every sector of business. Aerospace is limited to just that, Aero, I know I have a BS in Aerospace Engineering jobs are scarce.
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