[Ilugc] codecoolies meet
ramanraj.k at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 08:02:54 IST 2005
Sridhar Ratna wrote:
>On 12/17/05, Shakthi Kannan <cyborg4k at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>I believe the first meet should happen
>>>in a popular place.
>>Place doesn't matter. Its the people behind the event
>>that really matter.
>Ok cool! I look forward to meet the indian hackers! I am in.
"Coolie" is an offensive name for unskilled labourers, of Asian origin
in particular, and it is disgusting to call programmers as "coolies".
The name and site http://codecoolies.in/ is a poor joke that could only
hurt people, in the light of the history associated with the word
"coolie". If the living conditions of programmers are seriously as bad
as "coolies", we need to think of ways and means to improve their lot.
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