“…In the 1970s, communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu ordered the nation’s universities to make sure young Romanians learned about computers. As freedom came, many well-trained young programmers moved to other parts of Europe and to America to escape the dismal economy at home. But many stayed.
It was much the same in the former Soviet Union. The education system cranked out scientists and computer programmers, but the economy staggered. Graduates of schools there had computer skills that rivaled any in America, but most of them couldn’t afford computers…” From today’s Rocky Mountain News via SpywareInfo.