Give Me Your Techies

In this world of low inflation, deregulation, and global competition, there are no shortages of natural resources. Except one that's generally overlooked: computer-programming brainpower. As the Information Revolution unfolds in the U.S. and around the globe, its most vital resource is surprisingly scarce. In the U.S. alone, some 190,000 high-tech jobs are unfilled. Most of them are for programmers--those folks who laboriously write code for everything from computer software to cellular phones.

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