Apple’s iGlobalisation

Google’s motto was (is?) “don’t be evil.” And Apple once was a byword for quality and integrity. Now Google tramples over it’s subscriber’s privacy rights and Apple, unashamedly, exploits slave labour for it’s iProducts.

This was in today’s Observer version of the New York Times:

“One former executive described how Apple relied upon a Chinese factory to revamp iPhone manufacturing just weeks before the device was due on the shelves. Apple had redesigned the iPhone’s screen at the last minute, forcing an assembly line overhaul. New screens began arriving at the plant near midnight.

A foreman roused 8,000 workers inside the company’s dormitories, according to the executive. Each employee was given a biscuit and a cup of tea and within half an hour started a 12-hour shift fitting glass screens into beveled frames.”

Is this a glimpse of the future, thanks to globalisation? Are the vast 95% of us nothing more than worker/slaves or consumer/sheep all enthralled to the master class of the elite rich? Here, in Britain, we already see the contrast between the debt slavery that young people enter into via education and housing and the obscene bonuses that bankers continue to pay themselves.

The government does nothing and nor do the opposition parties; they are too scared for their jobs and their future. But we sheep do nothing either, being too grateful for the crumbs we gather!


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