timothy from the gibsonstephensonesque dept.
saccade.com writes "Bunnie (of XBox hacking and Chumby fame) has written an
insightful post about how a new phenomena emerging out of China called
impacted the electronics business there.
A new class of innovators, they're
going beyond merely copying western designs to producing electronic "mash-ups" to create new products. Bootstrapped on small amounts of capital, they range from
shops of just a few people to a few hundred. They rapidly create new products, and use
an "open source" style design community where design ideas and component lists are shared."
Mathemeticians stand on each other's shoulders while computer scientists
stand on each other's toes.
-- Richard Hamming