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AFRIK-IT April 1998

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Edupage, 31 March 1998

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"Watermeyer, Henry" <[log in to unmask]>

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Who says that a) we of the IT industry outside the USA are not being
targeted or b) that going to the USA is always a great opportunity?

Henry

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Edupage, 31 March 1998.  Edupage, a summary of news about information
technology, is provided three times a week as a service by Educom, a
Washington, D.C.-based consortium of leading colleges and universities
seeking to transform education through the use of information technology.
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HIGH-TECH CHEAP LABOR SHORTAGE
The computer industry has been lobbying Congress to allow more foreign
computer science specialists into the country to fill what they say is a
significant gap between the number of high-tech jobs and the number of
skilled workers available.  But University of California professor Norman
Matloff says the real shortage is not in skilled workers, but in cheap
skilled workers:  "The simple answer is they want to save money.  They save
money by hiring from two main groups of people.  Number one, the new college
graduates...  Compared to the midcareer people, they make less in terms of
salary.  And they cost less in terms of benefits, because they're usually
single and have no dependents.  The second group of cheap labor is the H1-B
(temporary visas for skilled personnel) work visa people.  They, on average,
make less than comparable domestic workers.  That doesn't mean that all
employers who hire H1-Bs are exploiting them.  But there are an awful lot
that do."  Matloff says the industry focus on inexpensive employees has
meant a lot of software engineers in their 30s and 40s looking for new jobs,
or getting out of the business altogether.  (Investor's Business Daily 30
Mar 98)


Edupage is written by John Gehl ([log in to unmask]) and Suzanne Douglas
([log in to unmask]).    Telephone:  770-590-1017

Technical support for distributing Edupage is provided by Information
Technology Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Edupage ... is what you've just finished reading.  To subscribe to Edupage:
send mail [log in to unmask] with the message:  subscribe edupage
Calvin Coolidge (if your name is Calvin Coolidge; otherwise, substitute your
own name).  To unsubscribe send a message to: [log in to unmask] with
the message: unsubscribe edupage. If you have subscription problems, send
mail to [log in to unmask]

[Note:  Edupage editors John Gehl & Suzanne Douglas also write the
newsletter Innovation;  for a free trial subscription see
http://www.newsscan.com/ .]

Educom Review ... is our bimonthly print magazine on information technology
and education  ...   Subscriptions are $18 a year in the U.S.;  send mail to
[log in to unmask]  When you do, we'll ring a little bell, because we'll be
so happy!  Choice of bell is yours:  a small dome with a button, like the
one on the counter at the dry cleaners with the sign "Ring bell for
service";  or a small hand bell; or a cathedral bell;  or a door bell; or a
chime;  or a glockenspiel.  Your choice.  But ring it!

Educom Update ...  is our twice-a-month electronic summary of organizational
news and events. To subscribe, send mail: [log in to unmask] with the
message:  subscribe update Calvin Coolidge (if your name is Calvin Coolidge;
otherwise, substitute your own name).

Translations & Archives... Edupage is translated into Estonian, French,
German, Greek, Hungarian, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.  For accessing
instructions, send a blank message to [log in to unmask]  Archives
of Edupage can be found at  http://www.educom.edu/ in the publications
section.

Today's Honorary Subscriber is Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), the 30th
president of the United States, who ascended from vice president to
president when Warren Harding died in office of a heart attack.  A native of
rural Vermont, he was famous for his minimalist and laconic approach to
government.  His second inaugural address consisted in its entirety of the
following four sentences: "Conserve the firm foundations of our
institutions.  Do your work with the spirit of a soldier in the public
service.  Be loyal to the Commonwealth, and to yourselves.  And be brief --
above all things, be brief."   He later explained the virtues of brevity by
saying: "Nine-tenths of a president's callers at the White House want
something they ought not to have.  If you keep dead still they will run out
in three or four minutes."
     After completing the term begun by his predecessor and then the term
for which he won election in his own name, Coolidge retired to New England.
He announced this decision by calling 30 journalists into the Oval Office,
telling them "The line forms on the left," and then handing each of them a
2x9-inch sheet of paper on which he himself had typed the single sentence:
"I do not choose to run for president in 1928."
     He was succeeded by Herbert Hoover, the mechanical engineer who had
served in Coolidge's cabinet as secretary of commerce.  Coolidge referred to
Hoover disdainfully as "The Wonder Boy," and said of him: "That man has
offered me unsolicited advice for six years, all of it bad."
     And then came the Great Depression.

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Educom -- Transforming Education Through Information Technology
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