Letter: Cost of computers

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The Independent Online
MANY SOFTWARE experts reckon they can't get it right even with years of experience. Notwithstanding this, the Government plans to "help" business by unleashing 20,000 Millennium Bug Busters each with 10 days' training! Could this be a secret strategy to provide years of lucrative post-millennium employment for the computer industry?

Consider also the evidence emerging at the BSE inquiry: doesn't it all show the contempt with which our civil servants and politicians regard scientists, engineers and anybody with a technical background?


Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire