"Today (1992) veteran programmers are watching their jobs being outsourced to the far corners of the earth;
unless things change drastically, this situation will only worsen.
During the 1990s, software development may well move out of the US into software factories in a dozen countries whose workers are well educated, less expensive and more passionately devoted to quality and productivity.
(This book) demonstrates how US software companies can become world class shops if they exploit the key software technologies of the 1990s.
Companies that master these new technologies can be sure of superior quality and productivity; those that do not will not be here when the 21st century begins. What are these technologies?
|Growth||Brynjolffson. E., & McAfee, A. (2014) The Second Machine Age
||Brynjolffson. E., & McAfee, A. (2011) Race Against the Machines
||Kaplan, J. (2015) Humans Need Not Apply
|Stagnation||Cowen, T. (2011): The Great Stagnation
||R. Gordon (2016): The Rise and Fall of American Growth
||Fernald, J. (2016 — quoted in Better Living Through Robots (Bloomberg Business Week Magazine, Jan. 18-24, 2016)): "If you look at the future through the lens of the past, it's very hard to see anything other than continued, incremental, modest gains... We're simply reverting back to a lower mean."|