'B' ark overcrowding alert

This is a discussion on 'B' ark overcrowding alert within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6155998.stm?ls Of course, the country is awash with "media studies" types who's only concern is that "it looks good"....

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    'B' ark overcrowding alert

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6155998.stm?ls
    Of course, the country is awash with "media studies" types who's only concern is that "it looks good".
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    I wouldn't be surprised if this was true. The pay of a qualified IT professional has decreased considerably. Still appealing perhaps but maybe not so much, especially when new IT professionals are left out to wipe restaurant tables when their collegues from Asia fill their job positions with much lower pays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F.
    especially when new IT professionals are left out to wipe restaurant tables when their collegues from Asia fill their job positions with much lower pays.
    Heh, I didn't know outsourcing was as big of a concern in Western Europe as it is in the USA.

    Oh, by the way, I love that bar graph at the bottom of the article Salem. It's meant to depict the sharp decline in IT students year by year, interestingly depicting full-time undergrads dropping from 75,000 to 0 and 1st year students dropping from 26,000 to 0 from 04-05 to 05-06 simply because the information (the most important information, mind you) wasn't available for that academic year. How convenient for the shock appeal of the chart.
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    >>Prof Shadbolt said there was increasing demand but decreasing supply of graduates in computer science.

    That second paragraph raised my hopes in finding a job in the gaming industry until...

    >>The pay of a qualified IT professional has decreased considerably.
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    >>collegues from Asia fill their job positions with much lower pays.

    I didn't read any further than the 2nd paragraph

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    It sounds like Shadbolt needs to learn some basic economics.
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