On Monday 13 June 2005 23:05, Justin Mason wrote:
>> Countries of applicants for the Google 2005 "Summer of Code" contest;
> Ireland has only 19 applicants, behind about 40 other countries. Not too
> surprising to see the obvious top ones (US, UK, Russia, China, Germany,
> France, Spain) -- but ahead of Ireland we have Estonia, Ukraine, Italy,
> Pakistan, Romania, Portugal, Greece, Mexico, Belarus, and Latvia.
>> Have all the Irish college kids been brainwashed by MS, or something?
> Or are they all already interning at google anyway and therefore
> not permitted by the T&Cs?
I hate to point out that most of those countries have much larger populations
than Ireland. Do you really think we should expect the same number of
applicants as Pakistan (population ~160 million), Italy (~60 million),
Ukraine (46 million) from Ireland (population ~4 million). Ok, Estonia has a
lower population, but we're ahead of Japan, Korea and Hong Kong, which I find
quite suprising. This really isn't the damning evidence you're making it out
Maybe its just a reflection on how it was advertised in various countries.
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