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  1. If limits are increased, then he can hire them (more supply = better
    quality at lower prices). If not, he'll open or expand offshore
    development facilities and can claim that he tried. Either way he

    "U.S. engineers currently suffer from a higher unemployment rate than
    the does the U.S. population as a whole"

    Hmm.. didn't know that.

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  2. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    But that's not the way Windows is designed. It's quantity (as in
    hundreds of millions of lines of code, thousands of undocumented APIs,
    thousands of DLLs) that keeps anybody else from competing with
    Microsoft. The poor quality keeps everybody upgrading into the
    forseeable future.
    Certainly he wins. That's all that matters to some people.

    That's probably accounted for by the .com bubble, which directed lots
    of kids into engineering school and subsequent career dead-ends.

  3. Frank Miles

    Frank Miles Guest

    Yet our fearless leaders are continuing to ask for easing immigration
    requirements for technically skilled people, egged on by companies like
    Microsoft, despite this apparent glut.

  4. As usual, peoples opinions are always fuelled by self interest. Mr.
    Gates only wants cheap labour, it keeps his costs down, and he will
    never be in the labour market himself,

    Kevin Aylward
    SuperSpice, a very affordable Mixed-Mode
    Windows Simulator with Schematic Capture,
    Waveform Display, FFT's and Filter Design.
  5. John Smith

    John Smith Guest

    Don't get me wrong: I abhor Microsoft's busniess practices as much as the
    next guy. But don't be jealous of normal busniess practise in wanting to
    keep costs down - it happens in every company, not just Bill's.

    I'm sure as one stage of his life, Bill was in the job market. He saw a gap,
    took it, ran with it, and is now hated for it. I don't get it - the American
    dream, but you're not allowed to actually attain the dream?
  6. It's got nothing to do with the American dream. I suppose Ken Lay is
    your hero too? After all, I'm sure he was in the job market at one
    point, saw a gap, ran with it too.
  7. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Not every company.

  8. Mark Zenier

    Mark Zenier Guest

    Actually, no. He dropped out of Harvard to found Microsoft, so
    the closest he came to a real job was (as I remember reading) a
    summmer job programming in COBOL for the Army Corps of Engineers.

    In addition, his old man was one of the town's leading business
    lawyers and his mom was a member of one of the local banker's
    families. With connections like that...

    Mark Zenier Washington State resident
  9. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    Gates only wants cheap labour, it keeps his costs down
    At whose expense?

    Tell it to this guy:
  10. Ardent

    Ardent Guest

    X-No-Archive: yes

    IIRC, she was connected with IBM hence the chance to supply DOS in the
    first instance.
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