Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Nov 2009 20:45 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Now this is an interesting case. Late last week news got out that Apple is refusing to repair machines still under AppleCare from customers who smoke, citing health risks from second-hand smoke. Wait, what?
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Comment by Gregory Isaacs
by Gregory Isaacs on Sat 28th Nov 2009 08:28 UTC
Gregory Isaacs
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I am a smoker myself and I'm not proud of it. Smoking is unhealthy and addictive and I want to stop as soon as possible.
But ... I wish people would be as emotional about exhaust gas pollution as they are about smokers. I work in a building right beside on of the streets with the highest traffic in our big city and I really don't want to know what those emissions did to my lungs.

Not that I want to weigh things up against one another but sometimes I think that people are offered things to distract them from other ones. We have severe pollution problems all around the world which we should take care of first.
And Apple should probably rather take care of their production plants in China (or whichever company runs those factories for Apple) and reduce pollution over there and strengthen the rights of the workers that probably don't even earn enough money if they are so concerned about the health of the people on this planet.

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