Wow. Just Wow.
The NSA is currently fixing to set up shop at NC State in Raleigh.
"Randy Woodson, the school’s chancellor, said Thursday that the deal had been in the works for three years. He said he hoped the data center would make North Carolina a more attractive destination for technology companies. Woodson predicted that the project would create 100 jobs over five years:
'We appreciate the confidence of the National Security Agency to select NC State for this groundbreaking endeavor,” Woodson said in a statement. “Not only will it enhance the academic experience for our students and faculty, it will also add to the economic prosperity of our community through new jobs, new industry and new partnerships.' "
Oooh -wee! A hundred jobs, over five years! That oughta make precisely NO dent in the unemployment rate and the economic decline of the state's residents. And jobs for who? Ethically-comatose techies who have no problem with (illegally) collecting everybody's personal data, so long as they can collect a nice paycheck?
There isn't a problem with jobs being available in the research triangle - there is a huge problem with jobs NOT being available in the mountains of Western North Carolina!
And can someone please explain to me exactly how this groundbreaking endeavor "will enhance the academic experience for students and faculty"???