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Friday, April 29, 2005

This Writing Is Flat

If Tom Friedman's new book is like his column, I don't think I could last more than five pages:

Indeed, we can't rely on importing the talent we need anymore - not in a flat world where people can now innovate without having to emigrate. In Silicon Valley today, "B to B" and "B to C" stand for "back to Bangalore" and "back to China," which is where a lot of our foreign talent is moving.

Inspired by the Eschaton thread, where one commenter asks: "How many of these ******* columns about his flat world are they going to print?" I agree, the op-ed page is not your personal book promotion venue. After Lexus and the Olive Tree came out, they basically serialized it into his columns for months on end.