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Sometimes I wonder if spam that has really outdated language is just old spam bots, running on autopilot, living on the internet somewhere, on some forgotten server.
I'm on a LinkedIn group for UX that regularly has these guys from India or Pakistan spam a PSD to HTML service, like its the best thing for web design you cold possibly use. All their language is so dated, the work sucks, and do people even use services like that? This totally made me think of that.
I love indian curry. Amazing food.
Start a new thread and name it "I'm a Indian, ask me"
I think a lot of it has to do with poor understanding of tech. People don't understand the complexity and challenge of creating an e-commerce site or iOS app so they think they can get it for cheap when in reality they would likely be better off just burning the money given the headache it will involve.
Where I've found outsourcing works is for small, mundane tasks like front end development. But even then you need a knowledgeable person managing the process who can correct mistakes, provide quality control etc.
Ugh China's like that too.
Same shit everywhere it seems. Some guys I know just opened a business and offer design services and e-commerce. They have zero experience in this field besides working six months as sales guys for another e-commerce business.
As long as you don't have to fill a bigger investment you have a swarm of idiots coming with their cheap laptops.
It's actually good for the industry. Client lights X amount of $$ on offshore realizing it's not as easy as they thought and are willing to hand it off to an expert and pay them fair.
On another note, I outsource various parts offshore and the quality for front end work is actually very high. Better than many of the local developers.
It's actually a bit of a threat for junior developers and/or newbies looking for their first gigs.
First of all this topic is not on the abhorrence of an entire nation.
More about that dumb and wiseacre people I had to face in the past 10 years as freelancer.
People who call them selves experts but what they represent is actually a huge setback for the entire industry for over a decade. Some progress was made to rise the quality, but on the other hand there is also more things supporting the stupidity factor. The number of fake universities are somewhere at 20 (2011 this number was close to 40), and google image search helps a lot to find the copycats. But still they are here with that wikipedia and google based knowledge trying to get trough with almost zero english knowledge, bullshit customers with copy-paste texts, steal, and do mediocre work.
They can't solve real problems, and they always need someone who can do the real job. So in the past 6 months I helped a lot for this kind of leeches, trying to understand what motivates them, how they think about this business and themselves. At the end it was always about that they are rockstars/ninjas and whatever high-end level they can put themselves, and that little $.
I can write a novel on this right now, but I wonder is it real that nobody gives a f. about this?
And again I do not want to offend anyone, I know that there are a few great designers/developers from India (who are already working elsewhere :)