Thomas MuchaApril 3, 2010 09:26Updated May 30, 2010 13:27
BOSTON — The business world is abuzz with Apple's magical new iPad, set for worldwide release today.
This column is not about that.
That's because the real economic action this week took place not in Apple's shimmering and idealized high tech utopia, but rather, in the greasy and grimy world of manufacturing.
No, it's not as sexy as a Steve Jobs marketing orgy. But it is more important.
It turns out the world's factories are churning fiercely again, from the U.S., to China to Europe and beyond. And that's a very good thing.