Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Ronald Reagan Greatest American of All Time

Result of Time survey on the 100 greatest Americans.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Indian Government to distribute open source

The Indian government plans to release at least 7 million CDs with firefox and open office.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Programming Jobs

Another doom and gloom forecast from the Gartner Group. Most of it is pretty old. When I was graduating (1998), nearly half of engineering grads considered jobs in consulting and other non-tech areas.

What's more relevant is the fact that CS enrollment rates have dropped to 60% of 2000 level. McKinsey predicts a worldwide shortage in highly qualified engineers a few years down the road, as opposed to a surplus of accountants.

IMHO, the Gartner group is really doing the US a disservice. A few years down the road, Microsoft and Oracle will have trouble hiring all of the programmers that it needs and will have no choice but to look abroad.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Firefox profitable?

It turns out Firefox is making $30 million per year off google search box. Wonder how much they are getting from yahoo?