Why does this matter? It matters because when I chose to specialize in this field it was with the belief and understanding that I would be able to make a living in this field, whatever this field of computer animation would be. So, lets us say the field of entertainment graphics is oversubscribed, which it is, but you can still see people advertising jobs and hear of people getting them. But you do not, I maintain, see such things in the non-fiction side. And that is a surprise to me, and if I am right, a surprise to all my friends who believe I am dead wrong, again.
So if there is work in this area, where are the jobs? Show me. It doesnt mean I will get these jobs, just show me where they are.
This all leads to a larger point that I am trying to establish, that SIGGRAPH should not encourage people to go into this field. To do so would be disingenuous or destructive and certainly immoral.
So one more time I understand that I am wrong, but indulge me here as you correct the obviously misinformed, indulge me: show me where the jobs are.