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Commentary: Obsolescence, the Killer App

For decades, U.S. manufacturing firms have moved factory jobs overseas to cut payroll costs. Now, an increasing number of technology jobs are being sent overseas to countries such as India, Russia and the Philippines. Commentator -- and programmer -- Paul Ford is struck by the irony that the system built by programmers is the very mechanism that allows these jobs to move overseas. Paul Ford writes online at ftrain.com.

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