I was fascinated to receive the following message from a former colleague in e-mail yesterday:
Do you have any requirements for a Linux C++, Windows .NET, or embedded programmer who can work remotely? I have high speed (1.5 mbps) internet, a wireless router, and 3 laptops in my motorhome. I only need about $25/hr to support my new lifestyle.
Of course, it has become the norm that computer programmers and many other types of professionals can work from their countries of origin or even home offices. Some observers have gone so far as to call this the world is flat effect of the Internet.
But $25/hr for an experienced programmer living as a connected nomad somewhere in America? Could this be the end game for all of us in the computer services business?