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Commerce In The Global Village

In one of my courses, I teach about globalization, based largely on Tom Friedman's excellent overview The Lexus And The Olive Tree. The arrival of my new iBook today illustrates just how amazing the system is: I ordered a built-to-order laptop last week on the Apple online store, on Sunday night this machine left the factory in Shanghai(!), and on Tuesday morning I am writing my first blog entry on it here in Connecticut.

Illustrating yet another marvel of globalization and technology, here is the tracking info from the FedEx website:


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