With today's Internet-based communications environment, new technologies can hop, skip and jump around the world in a matter of moments. Within minutes after the proverbial two guys in a garage – the next generation of Wozniak and Jobs – unleash some razzle-dazzle technology upon the venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, it will show up in Bangalore, and Karachi, and Beijing, and St. Petersburg, and Manila.

According to Cutter Consortium Fellow Ed Yourdon, author of the 1992 watershed book The Rise and Fall of the American Programmer, the global economic boom and the associated high-technology boom that prevailed all through the 1990s may just have been delaying factors in the IT job migration to India.

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