The dark side of Apple: one man's monologue of misery
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 30/09/2011 15:13
His gripping monologue has made Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak cry and forced the company's new CEO into a strident defence of Apple's supply chain, but now Mike Daisey has a message for Australian Apple fans: open your eyes.
He interviewed scores of workers and toured the factories while posing as a US businessman and was shocked to learn that people were literally being worked to death to meet Western gadget lust. From long hours to inhumane and robotic working and living conditions to suicide and child labour, Daisey saw things that switched off his innate desire to always have the latest piece of kit.
Daisey said that the general public had become so cut off from the means of production that we were largely ignorant to the fact that the factories that make our gadgets are installing nets around their buildings to catch suicidal workers.