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5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 25, 2012, 17:48 Prez
Beamer wrote on Jan 25, 2012, 17:10:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jan 25, 2012, 13:51:
Something about Apple's profits doubling on top of all those horrible stories coming out of their Chinese factory doesn't make me want to buy Apple.

There was an article in the WSJ or NYT on Tuesday about this. The argument was that it's impossible in the US. We don't have the talent anymore, nor do we train for it (gee, could that be because the demand was disappearing), even when we did have the talent it was slow (meaning that a change could take months to implement whereas China can do it in hours) wasn't near the parts (need a minor tweak to a fastener? Expect it to take weeks if the factory is in the US. In China you drive down the road, tell a factory what you need and receive shipment later that day.)

The basic argument was that these jobs can't come back. It simply makes no sense. We've moved too far away.

Wow, talk about self-fulfilling prophecies.

And it's not impossible to do it the US. It's just impossible to get away with making people into pitiful worker drones under abysmal conditions for next to no pay in the US as happens in China. Those pesky labor laws and such...
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