Trends in outsourcing, but we already outsource so much …

Interesting. But I think most of us already outsource far far more than we realize. I and most of my aquiantances have long outsourced clothes manufacturing, food production, computer manufacturing, shampoo manufacturing, auto design, and on and on …

Americans outsource life’s tough or mundane tasks: “WASHINGTON – ONE woman outsourced the breaking off a relationship. A man sought bidders to clean his ears, and found someone highly qualified. Both turned to a new breed of US company that harnesses the worldwide web to get someone else to take on the difficult and tedious tasks in life or the little things that never seem to get done during a packed working day. ‘One woman called and had us break up with someone for her. I assume it was a break-up because we canceled a date on her behalf and sent the guy her regards. I would hope he wouldn’t want to see her again after that,’ Mr Steve Ludmer of AskSunday.com, one of the new life-facilitator service companies, told AFP.”