curtwoodward writes: "MIT researchers looked at 150 of the school's spin-out companies in manufacturing businesses over a decade, and found many of them hit the same chasm: Once it was time to ramp up to large-scale production, they couldn't find domestic investors and had to go overseas. The bulk of the research will be published later this year, but it raises an interesting conundrum---if an MIT-pedigreed company has serious trouble ramping up production in the U.S., how much harder is it for the "average" business that wants to grow? Is it even still possible to do high-tech manufacturing here---or should it be?"
"In the face of entropy and nothingness, you kind of have to pretend it's not
there if you want to keep writing good code." -- Karl Lehenbauer