Linked Into The Far East

Terra Nova has a post relaying some interesting news. From the entry (Link):

DoNews is reporting that several Wengzhou companies are recruiting gamers to play online games. … The basic salary for these gamers is 800 Yuan per month, said the report … For comparison, 800 yuan is 99.50 US at today’s exchange rate.

And if you read the second half of the entry, one can imagine that these gamers might wind up using hijacked accounts. It’d certainly be one way to get a pharming business up and running.

I read something over on BusinessWeek yesterday about people in Asia being especially innovative in a system with few safety nets. Quite a few people who commented took issue with that observation. But I guess that word can be broadly applied. Until we walk in their shoes…