It's ashame to see what has become of the technology industry in the united states. You can look back and in-vision what things could of been but there is a stark reality behind it all.
People will finance/spend $30-$50 thousand dollars on an automobile that they probably won't want to drive more than 3-5 years.
Modestly that works out to be $666/month not including insurance.
Now the same people shop at walmart and buy the cisco junk for $50. They wouldn't be willing to pay $500 for it even though the same equipment will be in use probably at least 5 years at a cost of around $8/mo.
The people outsourced their own jobs. Here is the end result.
Mcdonalds has been hiring 50% of all new hires in the states. Cisco employees can you say would you like fries with that?
I say this when Comcast is charging upwards of $7/month modem rental fees for equipment you never own and I can assure you isn't manufactured in the states.