Former Wired editor’s perverse defense for outsourcing jobs

The story of Chris Anderson’s conversion from talented technology journalist to executive at a company that mass markets surveillance drones is cartoonish enough to be somewhat interesting (read: depressing) unto itself. It would, in fact, be a perfect hard-hitting exposé for Anderson’s old magazine, Wired. But it is nothing compared to the story of him becoming a political activist echoing now-standard corporate talking points that call for more American jobs to be outsourced — or in his sanitized, Tom Friedman-esque portmanteau, “quicksourced.”

This is the subject of Anderson’s New York Times Op-Ed this weekend about how his San Diego-based company is shifting its production production to Tijuana, Mexico.

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Former Wired editor’s perverse defense for outsourcing jobs


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