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"..."affirms the strong opportunity of Apple in the enterprise," a market where 91 percent of the Fortune 500 are testing or deploying IOS [note] devices." "...younger employees "prefer consumer technologies like iPhones and iPads [note] over enterprise-provided alternatives."" "iPhone, iPad [note] seeing the most uptake" "Gartner reports that Apple's iOS devices [note] are benefiting the most from the trend toward "bring your own devices," pointing out, as Abramsky...
If you really want to know, go back and read all of the ahmlco posts. I think my reasoning on some of the benefits has been clear.I might also mention that this is Apple we're talking about. Not everything done, from the new building, to the Apple stores, to the materials used in their products, is always the cheapest. If there are good enough reasons to do something more expensively, they're not afraid to do so.
Indeed. Next time, try not to strain your brain so much. Maybe you could limit the scope of your argument to just... Why? Because! That's why!
Ah, a reasonable reply. First, we're at the tail end of the offshoring era, in which everyone left because costs were cheaper elsewhere. Now costs, even in China, are rising. In fact, they're rising to the point where Foxconn itself, king of slave labor, is looking at installing a million robots by 2013.Second, those are the numbers that fail to take into account the "tax holiday" for which Apple and other American companies are lobbying. Apple currently has cash holdings...
Facebook??? A social media company that produces... nothing? Fine. Facebook's revenues were a whopping $2 billion. Foxconn, the Chinese company most in the news as the world's largest electronics manufacturer (you know, people who actually make things) did about 30x that, at $59 billion. Yeah, what's stopping them...
I like your arguments. The one thing that makes this possible here in the US is automation. In fact, the benefits are so great that Foxconn is going to replace many of its workers with robots. So we won't get a lot of manufacturing-style assembly-line jobs. But we will get engineering and technical and management and support jobs. Not to mention the mini-boomlet from building said plant in the first place.
Sloppy was obviously referring to the recent "too big to fail" government bailouts given to Detroit. To quote, "You mean the automotive plants that required a massive government bailout just to keep from going under?" So the correct answer to the question of them getting a massive government BAILOUT would be... No. Again. That settled, and as I said above, they DID get concessions in Alabama and Texas and Kentucky. They also created thousands of jobs, which in turn have...
Yet. They're just starting, after all.
Jobs built off of Woz, who WAS an engineer. Gates studied and wrote software. Those people grew up immersed in the Silicon Valley culture. They were surrounded by DEC and HP and Bell Telephone Laboratories. By Shockley Semiconductor, Fairchild Semiconductor, and Xerox PARC. It's the nature vs. nurture argument, and those people were created deep in our technological womb... Which is vanishing...
It's not bigotry. It's a simple acknowledgment of what's likely to happen when you continue to export your expertise offshore.
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