It occurred to me today that the idea that there is a large pool of talented programmers who are easily available for hire and are based in a “low cost country” is not only a pernicious “myth” (big word there – thank you childhood love of books) but it is based on faulty reasoning – it is a fallacy!
Let’s call this country full of cheap, talented and available programmers “Hiringmanagerheavenland”.
Well Hiringmanagerheavenland does not exist. You can find countries where programmer talent is:
- cheap and available OR
- talented and available
- BUT NOT “cheap and talented”.
And that’s because we live in a highly connected globalised world where supply and demand are constantly finding equilibrium in reaction to market events.
There endeth my ranty mutterings for the day.