There Is No Cat

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Thursday, April 1, 2004

Another boon for the economy

In these troubled times where so many of our jobs are being sent overseas, it's nice to know that we're all in this together. My friend Rik has started a company, Offshore Executive, devoted to providing leadership for companies at a fraction of the cost of those horrendously expensive CEOs, CFOs, and COOs. As the economy continues to go down the tubes, it only makes sense to recruit leaders with experience of troubled economic situations in places like Argentina. As we see more of the kind of problems with basic utilities like electricity (see California and the entire northeastern U.S.), executives who know how to operated in an environment with unreliable utilities are more and more valuable. And I have to say, it's heartening to see prominent executives like Carly Fiorina and Craig Barrett doing what they say their workers should be doing by putting aside their own personal interests and endorsing the concept of moving their own jobs overseas.

Posted at 7:36 AM

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"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

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