... and from recent post in linkedin mainframe discussionhttp://www.garlic.com/~lynn/2011p.html#91
Has anyone successfully migrated off mainframes?
technical debt can also be taken as infrastructure maintenance (or lack there of) ... corporate america has developed a long tradition of deferring maintenance and using funds to boost executive compensation.
quote attributable to Volker from Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President pg290http://www.amazon.com/Confidence-Men-Washington-Education-ebook/dp/B004OVEZ8O
Well, I said, 'The trouble with the United States recently is we spent several decades not producing many civil engineers and producing a huge number of financial engineers. And the result is s**tty bridges and a s**tty financial system!'
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the discussion sort of started out chicken&egg ... no infrastructure projects results in not hiring civil engineers which contributes to disappearing civil engineering programs