Monday, December 13, 2010

Can we justify the cost of the iPad?

When we last gathered in our user groups, I mentioned my concern for the impact of toxic waste resulting from our 21st century consumer model of mobile technology.  This story raises an entirely new concern.  As you will hear, more than a dozen employees of the Chinese company responsible for producing the iPad have committed suicide in recent months. 

With a feverish pitch we all rush to the newest, shiny thing.  Are we stopping long enough to consider the true cost to our humanity and to our planet?

by Ryanne Saddler


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