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Why Amazon Can't Manufacture A Kindle In The USA

theodp (442580) writes | more than 2 years ago

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theodp (442580) writes "Ever wonder why all those job listings for Amazon subsidiary Lab126 — the internal group behind the Kindle and, by all accounts, an upcoming Android tablet — have travel requirements? Over at Forbes, Steve Denning explains why Amazon can't make a Kindle in the USA, and why that really does matter. 'The idea that there is a lot of outsourcing going on is hardly news', writes Denning.'The idea that it is irreversible and destructive of the economy's ability to grow is less well known. Even so, it’s not exactly new news: the HBR article that I cite is two years old. What is really new news is that (1) these fairly obvious truths haven’t yet dawned on economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, CEOs, accountants, politicians, among others and (2) the way to manage in a radically different way to deal with these issues is now more fully articulated than it has been before.' Denning concludes his trilogy-of-management-terror by noting that the decline is also occurring in software."

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Irreversible? (1)

Jane Q. Public (1010737) | more than 2 years ago | (#37164934)

The idea that outsourcing is "irreversible" is "less well known" because it's bullshit.

TFA doesn't even give a defense for that position. It just makes that statement as though it were a given and moves on.

Well, I call BS. I have yet to hear a good argument for it being "irreversible".
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