MUST READ: How do “they” view the IT boom?

The IT boom (including the phrase IT boom!) has become a cliche. Everybody from the IT chiefs to the politicians to the media says the same things, more or less. Jobs, youth, demand, supply, knowledge economy, Asian Tiger, etc.

IT's as gung-ho as gung-ho can get.

A contrarian viewpoint is very nearly impossible to obtain amid all the hype and hyperbole of the paid pipers of the IT industry. Nimish Pratap Singh alerts us to this piece by B. SIVARAMAN of the CPI(M-L) on "Bangalore’s IT Boom and the Grim Reality of Globalisation in Karnataka". The full text is available on the CPI(M-L) website.

 cpiml.org/liberation/year_2005/january/globalisation_in_karnataka.htm