Sunday, May 08, 2005

[geek] ...but has anyone told William Gibson?

While the idea of offshore data havens is nothing new in science fiction (and to a lesser degree, reality - some dude who owns a large WW2-era anti-aircraft platform in international waters off the UK has been trying to set himself up as a data haven for a while now), this little gem of an idea brings it that much closer to reality: a former cruise ship, 3 miles off the coast of Los Angeles, hosting an international team of developers and consultants: no labor laws, no H1-B issues, no taxes, no indecency or spam laws... I just want to be able to download programs into my brain... but I'll be damned if I'm gonna beta test that! ;-) Think that's any closer, either?


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