The answer? Educated people and wages.
See Gruber’s article here. I think that discussion becomes very interesting as wages rise in China. As Gruber points out the jobs these folks are doing might be defined as ‘menial’ but the jobs take skill. So the Chinese market offers the both skilled labor and until recently, inexpensive labor.
As China’s economy changes and wages become higher low cost assembly will (and is moving) move to other countries. Do other countries offer the same combination that China does or is the ‘savings’ that a company takes partially eaten by training of employees?
Got this link via John Gruber @ Daring Fireball. Will be doing tests shortly to verify the perfection of this recipe. Oh, and yes, I know about the Gin/Vodka debate.
The Perfect Martini
1988 F250 4×4.
I call it ‘Hulk’. The wife called it ‘Cookie Monster’. Might be more appropriate.
Price was right.
Did some demo work on the house tonight. Opening up the kitchen to the dining room and removing the pantry (there’s another just around the corner).
Next step is to remove the 2×4’s.
Steel City Tool Works. Pretty excited to get this thing and get started on building cabinets and other stuff for the new house. Delivery May 22nd…
Great web site showing the history of Detroit…and a very sad site.
Just picked up a couple of these for the new house.
I’m pretty geeked to see how these plus some other work we are going to be doing will affect the heating and cooling costs of house. Give it’s size those costs are substantial (at least they are to me).
This is well…incredibly cool.