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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The price is definitely worth it
by JoshuaS on Fri 29th Jun 2012 16:32 UTC
JoshuaS
Member since:
2011-09-15

The Nexus Q might be expensive, but it's certainly worth its price. How many Android devices are there that give you so much freedom to tinker AND can be used as a media player device? Not many.

Also, we should defintely support companies producing in the West for our own good. A purely services based economy is worth nothing, because factories can save on services, but not the other way around. See the higher price you pay for goods produced here as an insurance for our countries future. I will buy an Android phone if it's produced in the West. I won't buy a Nexus Q though, because I really hate sitting lazely in the couch watching series.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

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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