Personal offshoring (from thetimes.co.uk):
- Last year, in a now famous posting on the Slashdot bulletin board, a software developer known only as Nonac confessed that, unbeknown to his employer, he had hired a developer in India for $12,000 to do a job that he himself was being paid $67,000 for. "He is happy to have the work; I am happy that I only have to work about 90 minutes per day," Nonac wrote. "Now I’m considering getting a second job and doing the same thing. The extra money would be nice, but that could push my workday over five hours."
- Ben Trowbridge, who consults on offshoring, was asked by an American psychologist to find shrinks in India to make follow-up phone calls to his patients. Hey, who’s to know that the doctor is 8,000 miles away?
- Educational tuition is the next growth area, with Indian companies such as Career Launcher and Educomp Datamatics competing to offer one-to-one "live" homework help over the web.