Category Archives: Geek-shortage

The Software Gap

No where can the shortage of engineering resources be more acute than in clinical computing. A moderately useful system can consume tremendous man-hours. The NY Times on the web article Can ‘Open Source’ Bridge the Software Gap? writes about a report to the president on the ‘Software gap’ the article states: ‘…programmers simply could not
keep pace with exploding
demand for high-quality software…To bridge the gap, the
group said, the nation must not
only train more skilled
programmers but also explore
fresh, even radical, approaches to
developing and maintaining
software…the group, will recommend that
the federal government back
“open source software as an
alternate path for software
Score another one for open source software.