Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Oct 2013 16:02 UTC, submitted by bowkota

Google back in 2005:

There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results pages.

Google today:

The company confirmed to the Guardian that it is testing a system with about 30 advertisers in the US in which it shows banner ads for companies including SouthWest Airlines on pages which include them in web search results.

And people wonder why I have zero trust in companies.

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RE[6]: Comment by Tractor
by Lennie on Fri 25th Oct 2013 18:16 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Tractor"
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When I say move up the stack, I do really mean: work on the infrastructure and at the producers of the original software.

I'm just thinking: you might have some more job security if you can land a job at the people that are building these things.

I'm sure it can't work for everyone, because you are right, we can't all do that work.

An example could be to work on open source software like OpenStack.

Find a company that needs new features in OpenStack and work there.

That is infrastructure development.

BTW Did you know there is also a reverse trend ?

They are opening up factories in the US again that were previously closed when the work moved to China ? Or in Europe ?

Obviously not a very large scale, but it is happening.

Some people that used to work in the factory are now being hired again, but for less pay.

China had a pay increase of 12% every single year, for many years now. You just can't keep doing that without getting to expensive eventually.

And obviously the price of oil is making transportation more expensive. So shipping goads from China to US or Europe also becomes more expensive.

Doubt it will help people in software, but it's an interesting trend.

Edited 2013-10-25 18:26 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by Tractor
by unclefester on Sat 26th Oct 2013 03:17 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Tractor"
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They are opening up factories in the US again that were previously closed when the work moved to China ? Or in Europe ?

That is because the US has access to very cheap shale gas. It will help energy intensive manufacturing but not skills based employment like computer science.

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