A Trip to The iFactory

I found this article this morning and it’s pretty intense. It’s long, so I only copied the first few paragraphs to give of feel for what it’s about, but it goes a lot deeper than this, so I’ve given you the link below and I encourage you to read it. Also for those who don’t want to read it, it will be on Nightline TUESDAY, Feb. 21 at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT

http://news.yahoo.com/trip-ifactory-nightline-gets-unprecedented-glimpse-inside-apples-001926196–abc-news.html

“Okay.” “Okay.” “Okay.”

The voices are robot feminine and they never shut up, each chirp a surreal announcement that another new iPad is about to be born.

“Okay.” “Okay.” “Okay.”

The factory floor is spotless under the bright fluorescent lights and with hypnotic rhythm, thousands of hands reach into a conveyor belt river, bringing each gliding gadget to life one tiny piece at a time.

“Okay.” “Okay.”

A supervisor will bark the occasional order in Mandarin, but on this line the machines do most of the talking while the people work in silence.

Their faces are blank as they insert a chip or wipe a screen or plug in a diagnostic cable to hear that everything is “Okay.”

And they will repeat that motion and hear that fembot voice a few thousand more times before lunch.

It is just an average day at Foxconn.

 

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