Sunday, April 01, 2007

Computers and the environment

Interesting article in this week's schnews about electronics sweatshops in China. Did you know that Apple has one of the worst reputations? Take for instance, the manufacture of the Ipod:

Apple builds them in a mega factory in southern China which employs 200,000 people, crammed 100 at a time into dormitories, eating factory-provided food, for £25 a month. Most workers do over 60 hours a week, including hefty 'voluntary' overtime. The iPod plant, in Longhua, Shenzhen, is run by Taiwanese company Hon Hai, the world's biggest contract manufacturer (annual turnover- $30 billion) working for companies including Hewlett-Packard, Nokia and Sony.

Click the link above to go to the article.


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