Geekboat

22 Apr ’05

This is one of the oddest outsourcing stories – well, stories of any kind, I’ve read in ages:

Geeks are enthralled by the story that a San Diego company called SeaCode is purchasing a cruise liner, is then going to pick up a shipload of 600 Indian coders, and park the boat in international waters three miles off the coast of Los Angeles. That way outsourcers can pay Indian prices but enjoy proximity and local time zones. SeaCode claims to have raised the capital to buy the boat which could cost as much as $300M and will hit their first port-of-call in months.

Via alarm:clock.

Update: the headline in the WSJ’s story on SeaCode is “Sweatship”. Funny guys …

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