Thursday, July 21, 2005

People, We Are Screwed

If the global competition for talent is getting ever fiercer – with much better educated people entering the labor force from India to Singapore – we are in big trouble. Take a look at the sadly entertaining website, Overheard in New York. There are so many choice quotes to support the above headline, but I’ll just leave you with this:

Girl on cell: So I went up to my Professor just now? And I was telling him I've chosen a country for my project. He was like, "Africa? That's not a country." I was like, "Come on, what was all that Live 8 stuff about, then?". He was just like, "Never mind. Africa is fine."...Yeah, totally.

--The NYU Bookstore, Washington Place