I intended to comment on this ugly piece which appeared in The Times of India, but Aristotle The Geek has done it already and his piece has a lot more to say than I usually have the energy to. Read the whole post. Since that saves me some time, I will spend it dissecting some of the writings that he linked to. Since what I want to dissect is quite important, I will do it in separate posts.
Eric Lippert has this great post on recruiting for Microsoft. I am glad there are people like him working in an organization on which I heavily depend for a lot of my work.