Dr. Norm Matloff writes to his email list:
Today's Wall Street Journal has a quote carrying even more of a punch than former Intel CEO Craig Barrett's infamous line, "The half life of an engineer, hardware or software, is only a few years." The WSJ article quotes 3G Studios CEO James Kosta as saying that before he tightened up his hiring policy, "Engineers were outliving their usefulness from one project to another. When projects end, it's better to re-evaluate your entire staff and almost just hire anew."
The article, fittingly, is titled, "It's Good Work If You Can Get It—and Especially If You Can Keep It."[By Ben Casselman, July 6, 2012]