|I've decided not to buy any more electronic gear unless/until:|
A) It replaces something that broke
B) I need it professionally and there are no alternatives that allow me to do my job.
C) I can be reasonably sure that the main component isn't human misery.
My actions aren't going to change anything, and the immediate effects will involve some discomfort (yes, yes, first world problems, most of my electronic goods are over 3 years old, and falling apart, but not quite dead), but I no longer feel like I have a choice in the matter, unless I'm willing to break my overarching policy of No Assholery. Well, to be frank, a little assholery, but only towards specific targets.
I'm tempted to put up a website, try and start a petition, or something. I don't think this will fly much, but I'm not going to stand idly by.
Is this a reasonable response to the working conditions in China? With family members regularly visiting the production lines as part of their job, I know it's not all FoxConn, and that the people there are genuinely grateful for the opportunity. Doesn't change the fact that they aren't being treated fairly.
I want no part of it. How about you?