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The Human Cost of Building Apple Products

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The New York Times looks behind the doors at Foxconn, the massive Chinese firm that manufactures Apple products such as the iPad, as well as products for most major electronics companies worldwide.favicon follow link

 

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Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-01-31 07:11
It's worth noting that this New York Times article is itself drawing criticism, both from Apple and other organizations.

http://tid.bl.it/yqF3lV
artMonster  2012-01-31 17:05
I think the New York Times in this instance has gone for what will get the most readers, and that is, "controversy and Apple".

Also worth noting: The number of comments to this article as compared to the Booth Babes article.
Jeff Carlson  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-01-31 20:27
I added this link mostly because it was starting to be a popular topic of discussion at Macworld | iWorld. But yes, controversy and Apple definitely garner attention.
artMonster  2012-02-01 17:53
I do think it is an important discussion to be had. I was being a bit sarcastic I suppose, Booth Babes garnering a much larger commenting response from readers. Also, valid to point out the questionable reporting of this issue by the New York Times, framing it as an Apple problem and not an industry wide issue, so I appreciate you linking to this.