Robert Scoble’s post on migration of jobs to China is worth reading. Gist: Werner Ladders used to sell $600 million worth of ladders. Then they lost their best customer (Home Depot) to a ladder manufacturer in China. Home Depot was buying $150 million per year.
Philip Greenspun has a similar post about job migration to India.
Friends, in case you haven’t noticed, we are moving towards a global economy. Perhaps not as quickly as some would like, and not as slowly as others would like. But we are moving in that direction, relentlessly. So ask yourself: is my job function something that can be automated? And, remember, very few people see the truth when they consider this question.