Categories: General Date: Jan 27, 2012 Title: Is that Blood on your iPad?I've been reading a New York Times series about Apple's fiscal control of manufacturing with Foxconn in China. Here's the article:
In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad,
It links to an earlier article on Apple as well:
How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work.
Well, since I'm working on developing media to run on a Kindle Fire and the iPad, I'm implicated as well.
China is undergoing an industrial revolution like America did 100 years ago. I recently watched a documentary on Andrew Carnegie, where they said steel workers commonly worked 12 hour days, 84 hours a week. So it doesn't seem there are any innocent parties in this process. Personally I want everybody-all-at-once to express more simple and human conditions for everyone so we don't destroy the planet or exploit the poor.
I'm also rooting for the $35 tablet, which will be sold in India, to jump-start mobile devices to the next billion internet users.