Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2012 09:24 UTC
Google "Buried somewhat quietly in the noise of Google's spate of announcements today was an interesting fact: the Nexus Q, Google's new media streamer and first self-built consumer hardware, is being manufactured in the United States." Just getting their toes wet, for sure, but it's interesting it's Google making the first attempt to bring back production to the west. I won't comment on whether or not production should move back in the first place, but in all honesty, I expected Apple to be the one to make the first move here.
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What good is it to insist on local manufacturing of some largely pointless (as you say, "sitting lazely in the couch") luxury item made just to be cool? Just to make something? (in a way which isn't most efficient, which limits the worldwide appeal of the product - if only via higher price - which isn't about excelling in something & figuring out how to do that, drawing customers that way) That's not too far from broken window fallacy...

Anyway, what I really wonder - is the similarity to Ood communication sphere just coincidental? ;)

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