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November 8, 2012 AT 6:16 am

Why Amazon Can’t Make A Kindle In the USA

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Why Amazon Can’t Make A Kindle In the USA @ Forbes via Nick.

Decades of outsourcing manufacturing have left U.S. industry without the means to invent the next generation of high-tech products that are key to rebuilding its economy, as noted by Gary Pisano and Willy Shih in a classic article, “Restoring American Competitiveness” (Harvard Business Review, July-August 2009)

The U.S. has lost or is on the verge of losing its ability to develop and manufacture a slew of high-tech products. Amazon’s Kindle 2 couldn’t be made in the U.S., even if Amazon wanted to…


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1 Comment

  1. Oh, Puh-leeze.

    If they didn’t want to pay slave wages, they could have whatever in 24 hours in the USA. We are that creative. Unless Apple gets an injunction (why no android app adafruit – you support lock-in to the prison farm?). Or they can only pay slave-wages.

    The Kindle 2 could have been made faster and better here, but would have cost them a living wage.

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