I thought I was against Outsourcing. Then, I learned I was actually against offshoring. Now, I’m not necessarily against either. Funny how things change, isn’t it? I was confusing IT outsourcing with offshoring for the longest time– for some reason, I just assumed that they were one in the same. But they’re not. The issues that I have with offshoring, absolutely do not apply to Outsourcing. As a matter of fact, with certain Fields, including software engineering and other types of programming, I am starting to believe that the way of the future is absolutely through Outsourcing. I’ve been reading up on this a lot lately, and trying to Crunch the numbers. A lot of people I know are beginning to use Freelancers and their basic business operations, rather than hiring full-time staffers for certain elements of their Communications departments and other such things… I think, in the history of humanity, it has constantly been proved that people fear change. I don’t think that there’s very much weight in any argument that would try to refute that claim. I think the shift to a freelancer based, Outsourcing economy is becoming more and more real. Rather than complaining about it, we need to start forming strong teams if we want to resist, or, if we’re workers and not managers, we need to start tailoring or career plans to the possibility of freelancing and specialized labor. The days of old are gone, just as they always were, and always will be. Certain friends will remain Eternal, I think, but the way that they manifest will continue to shift. That’s just my 2 cents on the matter, but I can tell you right now that I am in the search for some independent contractors to do my work at an extremely high level, and although I’ve not started offshoring, I don’t doubt that eventually I may be swayed to do so.