Columbia Computer Science

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Video entertainment as career for CS graduates?

Prof. Pausch (CMU) describes Electronic Arts (EA), the largest game company. According to the article, it was the fifth largest publicly traded software company in the U.S. By revenue, three of the ten largest software companies are in the video game business. An article in the New York Times (Saturday, Nov. 21) talks about alleged working hours at EA: "For around $60,000 a year in an area with a high cost of living, he had been set to work on a six-day-a-week schedule. On weekdays, his team worked from 9 to 10 (that is, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.), and on Saturdays, a half-day (that means 9 to 6). Then Sundays were added - noon to 8 or 10 p.m. The weekly total was 82 to 84 hours."" These sound like CS faculty working hours...


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