I always had a bone to pick with Apple, how they use the "off-shore shuffle", and they DO have manufacturing overseas, but MS is actively looking to out-source coders to join 5,000+ and growing WiPro bodies who make up the bulk of tech support personel. Look at THIS article and marvel at corporate strategy run amuck. (You need a login/password for NYT articles, but you really should have one!) Argue all you want about outsourcing being good... it's not. As this trend picks up even more steam, as government bonds are gathering dust, and the dollar continues it's slide I have one thing to say: Buy Euros and be quick about it.