Sources: ASUSTek, HTC, Hon Hai
quote: America, which is currently roughly a third of the size of China, has already gone through the somewhat painful transition of being a human manufacturing giant to an engineering and design giant. Japan, Europe, and South Korea have all seen similar transformations.
quote: The U.S. is on a downward spiral at this point and it remains to be seen how far down it will go before we correct it, or implode.
quote: if the U.S. had gone full speed ahead with automation during the 1980s and 1990s, a lot of the manufacturing which has been shipped to China would have stayed here.
quote: Meanwhile we in the U.S. look on forlornly wondering what might have been had we not decided that jobs were more important than improved efficiency. If you pass up an easy efficiency improvement in order to protect something else (be it jobs, profit, or whatever), your decreased competitiveness opens the door to someone else swooping in and stealing away your business.
quote: Marketing is driven by the board & Wall St., who only think of the bottom line.
quote: Marketing is driven by the board & Wall St., who only think of the sort term bottom line.