Thursday, April 27, 2006

A Red Flag In The Brain Game

This article in BusinessWeek talks about how our (United States) output of engineering and technology profressionals is falling behind that of other contries:


The poor showings should serve as a wake-up call for government, industry, and educators. The output of American computer science programs is plummeting, even while that of Eastern European and Asian schools is rising. China and India, the new global tech powerhouses, are fueled by 900,000 engineering graduates of all types each year, more than triple the number of U.S. grads. Computer science is a key subset of engineering. ``If our talent base weakens, our lead in technology, business, and economics will fade faster than any of us can imagine,'' warns Richard Florida, a professor at George Mason University.


This is part of the reason Your Job Went to India--because there's a lot of smart people working over there..

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