How pissed would you be if you lost your job to people living on a boat 3 miles away?

Might not be that far of a stretch. LA Voice just posted this must read piece called Sweat Ship: Team Plans Offshore Assault on L.A. Coders
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Three San Diego entrepreneurs plan to start a cut-rate outsourcing plant for software development three miles off the coast of Los Angeles aboard a used cruise ship moored in international waters.

Wired with a fat T3 pipe fed by microwave, SeaCode would employ 600 developers – the bulk of them non-U.S. citizens – who could crank out code around the clock at a lower cost and higher rate of efficiency than their American counterparts …”

4 Replies to “How pissed would you be if you lost your job to people living on a boat 3 miles away?”

  1. wait, there are used cruise ships for sale? any metbloggers out there thinking what i’m thinking?

    c’mon, with today’s sitcoms/reality TV, how easy is it to envision: “this is a true story, of 70 bloggers, picked to live on a used cruise ship, and have their lives taped, and blogged, as they find out what happens when bloggers stop posting and start hiring cabana boys?”

    i’m so on-board it’s not even funny . . ..

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