By Brad Holtz on
John Callen and I have had a number of very interesting conversations over the past few years. John has this habit of actually reading the press releases we put out and then making cogent points on them.
On hearing of the theme for COFES 2007, John wrote:
I remember a couple of COFES' ago commenting on how it was accepted that it was hunky dory that domestic manufacturing move offshore. And then the very next COFES, everyone was up in arms because REAL Engineering was also getting outsource offshore. And now, COFES 2007's theme has us fully accepting the Globalization (AKA Outsourcing) of Engineering, by which I would expect, even the REAL Engineering. Amazing.
So what do we tell the kids in high school that are making choices for their future careers? Try the service or entertainment industries???
I want to be clear that the Globalization of Engineering is NOT synonymous with Outsourcing.
Outsourcing is a related issue, but one does not require the other.