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Unions' Plus Side
Perry Jurancich makes the point that people who need unions are lazy and not willing to maintain their skills ("Keep Unions Out," Nov. 11, p. 8).

AMD said recently it will save $300 million by cutting jobs. Its laid-off workers will have to compete with H-1B engineers who are willing to work for almost nothing in order to get citizenship. By that time, Jurancich will have lost his house or gone into another line of work, or both. And the former H-1Bs with their new green cards? Well, they can be replaced, too--the world is full of people wanting out of low-wage countries.

Policemen, firefighters, doctors, lawyers, baseball players, teachers all organize to provide a workplace where management's isn't the only voice.
P. Harrison Picot II
Enterprise Systems Engineer, Alcyon Technologies, Haymarket, Va.



Tablet Offers Flexibility
A whole generation has been raised on the idea that computing has to be pecking on a keyboard, and holding a book isn't cool, but holding a laptop is ("Tablet PC Tries To Find Its Market," Nov. 11, p. 18). As a result, our vision of interacting with computing devices has become myopic, not to mention our handwriting has degenerated into painfully slow, unreadable scrawls. I'm glad that Tablet PC has arrived. It will give us more flexibility.
Vinny Lam
ITS Labs Assistant, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia



Start At The Top
Since Dick Brown, CEO of EDS, is planning on sending 1,500 jobs overseas, I'd recommend that his job be included in the move ("EDS's Profits Nosedive, Job Cuts Planned," Nov. 4, p. 16). This will save the company a considerable amount of money in salary and bonuses.
Joseph M. Brown
President, Brown Consulting, Fullerton, Calif.



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