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HP and Dell are not the best examples to use. HP has under its previous CEO dropped its R&D budget to a suicidal level, and Dell has never been a technology developer. There are plenty of other examples in the computer industry who would be better demonstrations of why the U.S. is still economically powerful. Cisco and EMC for example, have incredible internal (U.S.-based) development organizations. Not to mention Google, Facebook, Microsoft, eBay, Amazon, etc. which are not just software companies, but pretty powerful forces in the changing global social environment.

Despite our economic problems and questionable politics, if the metric is global influence, the U.S. is still up there...

by asdf on Mon Dec 13th, 2010 at 09:04:54 PM EST
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