Interesting to see David Skilling (former Treasury economist) on Television this morning saying exactly what I have said in Idealog repeatedly and in this blog.
New Zealand firms need to detach themselves from the opinion that manufacturing products in New Zealand as a matter of some patriotic duty is a good thing. The manufucaturing sector has shrunk over the years and yet unemployment figures are consistently at their lowest since we had one of the most robust economies in the developed world. Manufacturing workers have been absorbed into service economies.
He rightly points out that where our energy needs to go is design and marketing.
Seems obvious. Worked for Dyson.
On another topic I found this cartoon describing web 2.0
Reasonably describes how baffling it can be at times.