Wednesday, June 2, 2010

"It's pretty nice"

Steve Jobs, talking about Foxconn's factories.

BBC News
Hon Hai Precision is the world's largest maker of consumer electronics, and employs 800,000 workers worldwide, mostly in China.

Foxconn makes a range of products for manufacturers including Apple, Dell and Nokia.

The deaths have shone a spotlight on working conditions at the factory, where workers - often from rural China - work up to 12 hours a day, six days a week.

But Mr Jobs defended the conditions.

"You go in this place and it's a factory but, my gosh, they've got restaurants and movie theatres and hospitals and swimming pools. For a factory, it's pretty nice," he said.

Of course it's a sweatshop. That's why Apple (and everyone else) contract manufactures at Foxconn. TANSTAAFL... there are reasons why it's cheaper to make stuff in China and it has nothing to do with productivity.

Steve Jobs is a smart guy so he's obviously lying through his teeth.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

not the first time Jobs lied through his teeth.

just like when he claims that they approached Adobe and begged them to make flash better so that it can be used on ipad/iphone.

also, he is saying AT&T's network problems will be resolved soon.