Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Dan Koeppel On China's Product Cloning Industry

Mr. Dan Koeppel, journalist for the American Popular Science Magazine and writer of the book "To See Every Bird on Earth: A Father, a Son, and a Lifetime Obsession", took up himself the role to explain to his readership the phenomenon of cloning products in China in a popular but scientific way.
Mr. Koeppel followed the tracks of iPhone cloners in Hong Kong, Beijing and online.
The result gives a great overview and is very readable, and includes two quotes from yours truly.

One of the astounding facts Koeppel describes is how fast a product such as the iPhone can be cloned. Conclusion: Selective market introductions are not a good idea in this time and age of globalisation and where the cloning industry is climbing the learning curve fast. Read Mr. Koeppel's article here.

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