BillWG in his greed is trying to create a self fulfilling prophecy.
Look at the state of CS at US universities. CS has gone from being a major pillar of many universities back to nothing but a math curiosity.
Who would want to spend 60k on getting a degree so you could struggle against some foreign worker with made up credentials to be paid less then most executive assistants.
If the politicians don't do anything about the visa abuse and rein in outsourcing you can kiss IT goodbye in the US.
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If selling their PC business off could save it, that would be because it would finally release it from the string of aggressively stupid CEOs HP seems to get saddled with.
Paying record bonuses or top of massive layoffs is no way to run a company.
So what will be the next teleporting hammerdin?
I hated that about D2, players taking advantage of the system, Blizzard saying it's not a bug but a feature and then not doing anything about it.
If anything was done about it it took the form of nerfing the ability making the class ability next to useless.
It and engineering pay has suffered badly because of outsourcing and visa abuse.
According to Love to Know here:
It seems that if the Obama administration was to take job creation
seriously and curb outsourcing of American jobs to cheap foreign
contractor slavers it would save close to 1.5 million jobs for
Most of those in IT are familiar by now with the visa abuse that
takes place in the US. Many unscrupulous companies are playing games
and pulling stunts to meet even the lax standards setup for foreign nationals
to obtain work visas in the US.
If the Obama administration were again to take job creation seriously
then they could come up with almost 5 million US jobs by simply
denying visas per the US State Department.
If you stop to think about it what purpose does the Iraq and Afghanistan wars serve the US?
It is not about "Democratization" as some have said as both countries have been allowed to reform under demagogues.
Iraq could have been about oil but the PRC has most of the contracts.
It could be about Billions to be made by insider contractions "servicing" the war.
It was more or less common knowledge that in China (as I'm sure it must be elsewhere) that if the military saw a technology it liked it would just take it.
If anyone at the factory complained they became organ doners.
If the IP owner complained they usually ran into delivery problems, workers strikes or were just kicked out.
Think of Lucent's fiber optics fiasco and the observation that most Chinese domestic router manufacturers seem to use router code that looks suspiciously like IOS.
It goes without saying that this also applied not just to things that were taken out of a factory but also to things that were brought in.
If this were a real concern which it should be, then the different governments who should be concerned about it should implement a standard where this kind of thing is checked for and those clearing it bear a seal of some type.
Considering the way the PRC is buying campaigns in the US I doubt it will happen here.