Thursday, July 5, 2007


iPod's manufacturing process is an excellent example of Globalization. A research by Greg Linden, Kenneth L. Kraemer and Jason Dedrick of UC offers a fascinating illustration of the complexity of the global economy, and how difficult it is to understand that complexity by using only conventional trade statistics. Also, the parent article from NY Times.

On a lighter note, below is another example of globalization - a mobile phone text message that I received recently.

Princess Diana's Death : An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, driving in a German car running on a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whisky, followed closely by Italian paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles. She was treated by an American doctor using Brazilian medicine. This message was created by an Indian on a Chinese phone.

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