Sunday, October 9, 2011

Steve Jobs is Dead

I'm growing quite cranky with the Steve Jobs hagiographies passing as comment and such. Almost all that I have seen are about his legacy as far as electronics consumers in the North are concerned.

At the Southern end of Apple's supply chain? Child labour, suicidal sweatshop workers, unsafe working conditions and Jobs-dictated downward pressure on wages and working conditions in an effort to keep production costs down. A saint? Uh-huh. Sure he was: thanks to Apple's marketting folks.

Paul Hardy (SIPTU, Ireland) has done a nice job of dissecting the goofy surge of affection for the departed. See his blog post HERE.

And for a taste of what it was like to work at Apple when Jobs was at the helm, see the Gawker's take HERE.

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