Someone’s said it far better than I can.

Apple work their workers to suicide at Foxconn, and use blood minerals from the Congo, where mutilation, murder and rape are the way factions maintain control of these valuable mines – and Apple have done this in full knowledge of the consequences of their actions for some time. Steve Jobs knew that. So he loved his work – good for him. But personally I don’t think one man inventing cool things and loving his work is worth another human life.

I’m sad for his family. But frankly no more sad than I am for the families of everyone else who’s died as a consequence of, or while working to produce cool iPhones and computers.


About chiller

Rachel Coldbreath spent 20 years working internationally as a technical specialist on large data collections for law firms, before becoming disabled. She blogs on a variety of topics from the news and politics to gardening and how very annoying it is, being disabled. Habits include drilling holes about 1mm away from where they ought to be, and embarking with great enthusiasm on tasks for which she is neither physically nor intellectually equipped.
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