The bottom line is this: Don't be down. Big companies are just starting to realize tangible benefits from the technological investments made in the past couple of years. Spending on things that save money is a specialty of American business. So is technology. This country doesn't manufacture a whole lot, but it has the best people working to make sure that imports are delivered cheaply and on time. This is not the "happy day scenario" where everyone ends up wealthy at the end of the day, but I guarantee more people will sleep at night.