Wednesday, 26 October 2005

Comment , Tech

Ships, clothes and IT

Today's lesson about the current off-shore trends in IT came from a neighbour.

"It's happening everywhere," he said as I trotted out my usual comment on the parallels between the textile industry and IT. "Just as it happened to the shipyards." This angle was new - but immediately I knew he was right.

"I could see it coming so I packed up and headed to London. We maybe wouldn't build ships anymore, but we'd still own them. I went to work for a ship owner."

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