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This is Jabber. I would like to say a few words. Accidentally, I majored in nuclear chemistry and hold a Ph.D in theoretical physics. I also know some knowledge in nuclear physics. Right now, I am a Java developer simply I need to support my family.
It is true that there is a lot of chaos in IT industry. IT is for young people. So I never advised people over 40 to learn programming. We cannot walk away from IT
simply because it is not well regulated. In USA, COBOL guys could earn $100/per hour
before Y2K, but now they have to turn to other fields. Today, Java is hot but it may be forgotten in 5 years.
I have former classmates who are now working for some Fortune 500 companies as
a consultant with an accountant company. According to them, the life is also tough. For
instance, they need work overtime consecutively for 4 months each tax year.
Of course, once they become CPA and establish their own business, they will have a
reliable and comfortable life. However, not
all the accountants can establish their own business. The question is: How many accountants does the society need? I can give another example. Doctors can earn big money in USA. But I know two Chinese doctors who are now working as IT professionals. Don't think they are stupid or lazy. They spent 7-8 years to get a license but they had no opportunites to be a doctor.
Few outstanding examples cannot be taken as general rules.
Of course, I don't think all the Chinese immigrants are apt for being IT professionals.
But I can understand so many people are learning Java, Oracle, ... why? We need to survive.
By the way, I don't think it is a good idea to
use some derogative words to describe
those not-so-famous Chinese universities or colleges. If I myself, or my brothers and sisters, graduated also from a university
not as famous as TsinHwa or Beida, how do we feel like? In other words, I don't find out all the people from TsinHwa and Beida are smart.
I myself is an unsuccessful physicist. I show my great respect for those who succedded in this or that field. What is more, I appreciate those people who show respect for the "inferior" people.
Let's try to be more considerate of those who are not so lucky.＜本文发表于: 相约加拿大:枫下论坛 www.rolia.net/f ＞