Interlude: Geography, DNA, and Functionality

Loving v. Virginia
We have so many unpublished blogs at Good Point Ideas Blog that I'm thinking of publishing in a parallel universe.

The Demanufacturing Chapter was well received, and I'm working on trucking, tech and sorting and admin.

Here's a quick fact, however.  I have successfully transplanted techs from other countries.  I have transplanted Peru techs to the USA, and I've transplanted Malaysia techs to Egypt, and I've transplanted USA techs to Mexico.  And you know what?

It's just like organ transplants.  DNA (race) does not matter.  Borders do not matter.  All that matters is functionality.  If you need a kidney, it doesn't matter if you find the donor ugly, and the citizenship papers don't matter to the doctor.

The circuitry repair works exactly the same.

There is no change in the diagnosis of a blown capacitor when it crosses the USA-Mexico line, and there is no geographic line to cross which makes a CRT "waste".  The value is created by people, supply and demand.   Geeks, nerds, techies.   People on one side of a line want to use a CRT monitor, on the other they do not.. that LINE is a function of economics, not political boundary.  Whether the line is between Wellesley and Brockton or Shenzhen and Guiyu, it is an economic, supply-and-demand line, which dictates waste.  People who fix IT and make it work add value which can then flow back across the first line, threatening competition in sales to the Big OEMs making new product.  The "device" itself isn't  inherently "functional" or "non-functional", its a question of the hours someone will choose to spend to repair it, given the cost and availability of a new device.

My goal is that someone 30 years younger than me wins a case 30 years from now, vs. someone 30 years younger than they. Bringing in a big bully to pummel my $13 per hour employees in 2014 is instant gratification in an Illiad of racial and economic free and fair trade.

I'm fighting a battle 30 years from now.

Accidental racism vomits in green.  Let's make the future of environmentalism color blind, race blind, and geography blind.  Thank good people who do good things, whoever or wherever they are.  

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