Monday, May 08, 2017

Wondering About the "Systems" You Work With?

A remarkable couple of observations which comport with what I've seen.

...I helpfully pointed out that Asian solutions are not American solutions. Anyone who has done business with the Chinese or Indians knows they have a very different way of looking at things. For South Asians, a solution is whatever meets the letter of the request or whatever gets you off the phone. The Chinese will tell you whatever you want to hear. It’s not lying as they don’t have enough respect for you to tell a lie. It’s dismissal through deception....

Oh, that's not all.

...South Asian engineers tend to have a strange narrowness that causes them to miss the big picture. Indian engineers will literally build a road off a cliff if that’s what the spec says to do....

My employer recently purchased a new-to-us webpage from a Florida provider.  It is clear to anyone with two eyes that the webpage was built in the Far East (and in the last century, too.)  But hey:  it's what it is.  We--and our customers--have to fight and persevere to find what we're looking for.  It's a helluva way to run a business, no?

But H1-B and el-cheapo solutions forever, eh??!!

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