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 expose 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 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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