Jokes apart, I don't think that increasing programmer productivity would increase unemployment, at least not in the long term. I think that part of the problem is that too many company boards have had their fingers burned by large IT projects delivering very poor ROIs. The more IT delivers value for money, the more people will be willing to spend.
At least, that's what I'd like to think. Perhaps we are all doomed.Posted to Java by Simon Brunning at August 19, 2003 01:22 PM