Thursday, June 14, 2007
ExtremeTech reports: "About ten years ago, I was given a tour of a Visioneer scanner factory in San Jose. Even though I knew that only global companies like Toyota could essentially afford to build a car through an almost entirely automated process, I was nevertheless amazed at how many people were required to actually assemble a scanner. And I'm not talking about management, but hands-on 'put this widget there' assembly. ... What's interesting is that in a decade, how little has changed."