Two Infinities

Mon, 01 Aug 2005

Outsourcing Eddies

Seen in the Casper Star-Tribune as we drove through Wyoming last month: "Indians help ease outsourcing quirks." No that's not Asian Indians but native Americans: Oglala Lakota Sioux, Choktaw, Cedar Band of Paiutes. People like Mary Underbaggage, Karlene Hunter and Cecilia Fire Thunder.

Seems like native Americans are a little more familiar with English than Chinese data center workers. So native Americans proof for mistakes in data entered in China from forms filled by hand in America.

Now who figured out that there were citizens right here in America willing to work hard for modest wages? The article only says it was Simon Tam and Philip Chan, two of USE's Hong Kong partners, who actually went and met the Indians.

Strange world.

posted at: 22:13 | path: | permanent link to this entry