From Abe’s blog, David Dennis commented. I remember him from inet-access (Internet Access mailing list) of the olden days. He wants to work on his Internet business from here. I remembered an earlier thread from Kevin Burton, the latest post: Startups Should Eat and Party Like Kings. He worked on TailRank from Phuket.
I’m sure Thailand is ahead of the Philippines in many aspects – especially in tourism development – but I think we are better off if the principal needs to outsource the work or hire direct. I know of a number of folks from abroad who started businesses here.