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Steve Jobs: An Icon--And The Man Who Lives Down The Street

Steve Jobs: An Icon--And The Man Who Lives Down The Street

Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 22:29:43 in Technology

“This comment is not to detract from Steve Job’s visionary qualities, rescuing a broken Apple Inc., & his devotion to his family.

But if Steve Jobs is such a family man & visionary, why hasn’t he had the guts to improve oversight of Apple's manufacturing process? Especially since real Family Values extend beyond our shores. Examples of labor abuse: Global Post: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/110830/china-apple-poison-jobs-step-down-retire. 167 Wintel factory workers in Suzhou poisoned two years ago by toxic chemicals at the factory. They wrote Steve Jobs for improved working conditions to prevent future re-occurrences but haven’t heard from him.

And then there was the Foxconn debacle in China with workers throwing themselves off a factory building, committing suicide due to the monotonous piece work to build iPods, iPhones. Solution? Build nets at the bottom of the building to catch the suicides. Yep, little pay bump and nets to catch the suicides “solved” it. And the child labor, http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/02/16/apples-2011-sweatshop-report/.

With record profits and making fat cats even richer, this is the height of hypocrisy. Personally, I couldn’t live with myself if I was in Apple management knowing this was happening. It’s all about the Bottom Line and not Humankind. They market progressive values but have the ethics of Wal-Mart, BP, Valero, & Exxon. When will this ever end?”

NerdyStudent on Aug 31, 2011 at 00:31:19

“The fact that he's one of the least 'giving' CEOs is telling enough for me. It usually baffles and ruffles feathers of those in my 'pack' o' friends who swear by the lord that Steve Jobs is looking out for everyone...but, unlike the wretched personalities of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet or Mark Zuckerberg--Steve isn't that much into, giving back.

Oh well. I'll be trolled for my comment.”