Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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RE[5]: buying imac
by WereCatf on Sun 30th Sep 2012 03:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: buying imac"
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On the other hand, if we all reasoned that way no positive change would ever occur.
Why shouldn't I buy goods produced in sweatshops under terrible conditions? Me not purchasing the goods wont change anything.


A single person, or even a handful of people, not buying such products would indeed not change a thing. Even if I gathered together 2000 people and convinced them to never, ever, buy anything from Apple it would simply be too little of a change for Apple to even notice it.

Your rhetorical question of "if we all reasoned that way" is simply not based on reality, it is based on ideals -- when you know there's billions of people out there buying a product you buying the product or not buying it won't affect the overall effect in the slightest.

Yes, pondering the morality of one's purchasing habits is healthy, but there is nothing wrong with taking the practical approach either.

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