Sunday, January 20, 2008

Indian software industry - tranisition from silk farms to butterfly parks?

While on a long drive today I noticed some strange things lining the streets. On closer inspection I realized these were the frames which are used to grow silk worms. This triggered another thought - the Indian software industry (especially the services part) has been treating its employees like silk worms. After a few years it manages to drain out all enthusiasm, creativity, innovation, initiative and many other good qualities.

Every now and then a few of them manage to break the shackles and emerge as beautiful butterflies. The last couple of years I am noticing that the numbers are increasing and the butterflies are becoming more & more beautiful. I am now confident that in a couple of years in the midst of these huge silk farms, there will be pockets of butterfly parks that shelter & encourage the breeding of beauty of a higher order.

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