Thursday, November 11, 2004

Big Corporations Suck

It's odd how two news stories both blamming big companies appear on exactly the someday. And they are both to do with the human treatment of programmers.

The First Story is about how WinAmp only has three people working on it.
Employee cutbacks are sometimes necessary, but this will hurt Nullsoft.

And the Second story is about how publishers are taking advantage of the droves of people wanting to be in the gaming industry.

The fact is that the IT specialist hole is now flooded, and it is going to be sometime before things work out. I am lucky because I specialise in so many areas of IT and business that I can transfer my skills to whatever I like, but there are still droves of people going into specialist areas of web design and 3D games programming that only has one perspective area of the industry.