Archive for April, 2011
My iPad is hours away. Here’s globalization at work. Designed in America, with components manufactured in Japan, China, and/or Taiwan, plus a few more I’m unaware of (Apple sources many providers for the same components), and assembled in Shenzhen, China – full of content and software written in the United States and Europe – few things embody modern globalization like the iPad. Mine left that factory in Shenzhen on April 11, then to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Alaska, Tennessee, Dallas, Fort Worth, and now its on a truck heading my way – all in 7 days, including a weekend.