Tuesday, November 17

Belle de Jour and the Indian IT industry

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Belle de Jour's identity has finally been revealed. In a shameless display of ignorance, I must say that I had never even heard of the blog before the news broke out. The story has got all the makings of a Hollywood potboiler - sex and secret identity centered around one ostensibly attractive and intelligent woman.

But in all the talk about the doctor-prostitute, what gets my goat is the fact that she feels that prostitution was more enjoyable than being a computer programmer. Now, I'm not saying that prostitutes are lesser in any way, but many techies have told me that being a programmer IS prostitution of some kind.  They also stay up all night for money and get screwed in that time. They are also supposed to be intelligent and highly paid.

Many of them even blog.

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