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Wow, Jordan. You guys hit it out of the park with this one! Not a month ago I wrote this to a friend, talking about contract hardware manufacturing:

"Offshore manufacturing has sucked so much oxygen out of the industry in other countries that you have to be very lucky to find anybody even remotely local to you with the capacity and the know-how to build something you want. It's been commoditized to such a degree that nobody wants to go into these careers anymore because the pay is lousy.

Semiconductor engineering is really, really hard and takes *years* to learn to do well. Why would I go into electronics engineering when I can make twice the money in software, for less effort and in less time? I want to have a life, too."

Please don't think I'm blaming China, Taiwan or South Korea here. The industry in the U.S. and Europe needs to take a long look in the mirror!

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