Collier argues that there are also downsides to the tech giants' plans to shift more bright, young, enterprising people from the poorest countries to the richest
MOST of those young, bright and enterprising people from the POOREST COUNTRIES won't get ANY chance to tap on their potential in their own country, and I am speaking as someone who had been through exactly that scenario.
When I came out of China, back in the early 1970's, China was in a VERY TERRIBLE STATE.
Millions of ordinary citizens had died of hunger.
Social upheaval were everywhere - goons waving that little red book were ransacking/looting people's houses they accused of "anti-revolutionary".
If I WERE to stay in China, I had only two choices:
Well, there was the third choice... Do something to make it better. Allowing people like you out of the country also acted as a kind of relief valve, reducing the internal pressure to change. You leaving has retarded the social growth of China. That is just one of the downsides.
We had 3 people die on our SAP software project plus multiple heart attacks and divorces.
Were you sacrificing them?
... and cannot be trusted to use a revision control system without causing a mess that somebody else will have to clean up. On top of that, he is really resistant to the idea of code reviews;
Where are you from that these are that these are "current" concepts that you wouldn't know about unless you've been keeping up? How old is this guy? When he programs, is he plugging/unplugging vacuum tubes?
Not only does nobody know what kind of changes this genetically altered Salmon will affect in the ecosystem and food chain it is released into;
I'm pretty sure the article was about farm raised salmon.
it'll have to be removed once it grows to six feet long."
Or translated, "It's belt length now, but we're going to wait till it's belt and a pair of shoes length"
In fact, I remember what pissed me off... I specifically got Skype on Verizon a few years ago, just used the smartphone functionality. Well shit, Verizon bought Skype... I ended up having to use Skype calls like regular phone calls. That's when I knew I was not looking back.
Verizon didn't by Skype, Microsoft did for $8b. Skype was Verizon's bitch for free.