Saturday, October 29, 2005

Ron Hira Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai *

* What Makes Albert Pinto Angry? (after, Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai)

Dr. Ron Hira, is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Rochester Institute of Technology and IEEE-USA's chair on Career & workflow Policy. He is very vocal critic of outsourcing, offshoring and H1B. And, often gets quoted in articles regarding this issue. For a while I was surprised and angry with this guy of Indian origin for his stance on outsourcing and offshoring. But, I do realize that it is bad to form an opinion based on statements attributed to him in articles written by others.

So, the other day I listened to a conference hosted by Software  Development magazine featuring him. And, that made me realize that he is just doing his job. He is an office bearer of IEEE-USA (the US local chapter) and is concerned about fewer people choosing to become engineers. He is also concerned about the government not having a clear policy to handle the effects of offshoring. And, he is upset about the visa loopholes that are being abused by corporations – local and foreign. Fair enough…Hero Hira-lal!!!


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