Originally posted by HipHop Singh:
My question is, what is the future direction of the software industry? Is it going to be more like factories where working class folks(average programmers) put components together standing on the line in Taiwan (read Bangalore, Manila) and only a handful of brilliant software coders stay back in the R & D wing of the factory and try to come up with new components to be added? On the other hand the argument could be that there will always be something new to do with information. Industry has moved from mainframes to PC's to databases to web to ..... Is there more to come or is it the end of the road for programming?
I guess the thrust of my argument is that all of these changes, instead of reducing the amount of work for computer-people, have actually increased the amount of work. For every task which is simplified or eliminated, a whole bundle more is created which weren't possible before.