Adapt To Offshoring Or Die Says

Adapt to offshoring or die says Amit Maheshwari on C|Net, "The survivors will be those who embrace offshore operations as yet another opportunity to expand their professional skill set and position themselves as offshore management leaders...."

"Expand your professional skill set" is a polite way to say "abandon your programming skills, as those have become commodities." You know, just last year we considered "Software Craftsmanship" as a finalist for a Jolt Award. That book argued that engineering was a failed metaphor for software development and that instead we should look to the guild model, with apprenticeship, journey(person), and master stages. Sigh. The age of the artisanal programmer lasted less than a year.