Suppose anyone would notice?

Via Instapundit, Wired has a piece about a programmer who supposedly outsourced his own job to India:

Did you hear the one about the programmer who outsourced his own job? I read about it on Slashdot.org, the “news for nerds” Web site. A pseudonymous poster wrote, “About a year ago I hired a developer in India to do my job. I pay him $12,000 to do the job I get paid $67,000 for. He’s happy to have the work. I’m happy that I only have to work 90 minutes a day, talking code. My employer thinks I’m telecommuting. Now I’m considering getting a second job and doing the same thing.”

Wired says the story is probably apocrophal, but even so, mightn’t it be an early clue to the new direction?

The only trouble is, offshore outsourcing is awfully hard to do when you’re a writer.

OTOH, considering how cheaply many freelancers give away their time, perhaps it’s possible to find a subcontractor here in the U.S.

Hmmm . . .

[tags] outsourcing [/tags]

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2 Responses to Suppose anyone would notice?

  1. Gee. If I wanted to write for money, that might work. Trouble is, I write for the ego-thrill of seeing if the work is good enough to sell (somebody will pay real money to buy MY stuff). Outsourcing would sure take away my incentive. Interesting concept.

    John

  2. Kirsten says:

    Well you could try outsourcing your day job, John. Suppose that would work? :-D

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