[BangPypers] Why do indians copy?
sridhar.ratna at gmail.com
Fri Oct 16 04:52:25 CEST 2009
I wonder if all this can be traced back to India's education system:
"Modern education in India is often criticized for being based on rote
learning rather than problem solving. BusinessWeek denigrates the
Indian curriculum saying it revolves around rote learning. and
ExpressIndia suggests that students are focused on cramming."
But Ghose raises an important point about it also being a cultural
issue. Heh, wish there was a well-researched Wikipedia article on this
On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 4:24 PM, Baishampayan Ghose <b.ghose at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Why do indian programmers ask for code in Usenet (particularly Google
>> groups) ?
> Most Indian programmers were never supposed to be programmers. They
> simply lack the cognitive skills required to be in the business. Yet
> they are the ones who work for large/medium/small software service
> companies. So when they face a problem, they have absolutely no clue
> as to where to look for solutions. They also have no idea about the
> various programming communities and their modus operandi. They just
> join some random group and ask for solutions (it's akin to asking for
> some software in some shareware group).
> The problem is also inside the organisations; people who ask their
> seniors questions are deemed to be fools, etc.
> I think there is no solution to this specific problem. It's more of a
> culture issue. Unless and until parents let their children do whatever
> they want and the society treats people from all professions equally,
> people will keep flocking into the most fashionable profession of that
> decade. Computer programming is on its way out... management is much
> more fashionable now; the only difference is that a programmer's work
> revolves around the Internet and the Internet never forgets :)
> Baishampayan Ghose
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