Dark Future Ahead for Programmers?

In an SFGate article, Rachel Konrad writes:

The research firm Gartner Inc. predicts that up to 15 percent of tech workers will drop out of the profession by 2010, not including those who retire or die. Most will leave because they can’t get jobs or can get more money or job satisfaction elsewhere. Within the same period, worldwide demand for technology developers ā€” a job category ranging from programmers people who maintain everything from mainframes to employee laptops ā€” is forecast to shrink by 30 percent.

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