Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2012 00:01 UTC
Apple "Apple may be taking some of the burden of assembling the new iMac off Chinese supply partners by performing parts of assembly in the U.S., as a number of newly-purchased standard units are showing an 'Assembled in USA' notation usually reserved for made-to-order machines." Cool. You'd think we'd have more information on this than the article contains, but alas.
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RE[2]: That's good...
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 4th Dec 2012 08:34 UTC in reply to "RE: That's good..."
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

How is it good? I mean, for anyone who isn't American.

If you're Chinese, then yeah, maybe it's bad for you. But if you're from the U.S., then obviously it's good that at least *some* of our jobs are coming back that were sent offshore to cheap foreign sweatshops. I just happen to not be Chinese, and quite honestly am getting f***ing sick of everything saying "Made in China" or "Made in Taiwan." Too bad the (North American) company in question is bad enough that I refuse to reward them, even for a breath of fresh air like this.

Your profile lists you as being from the Philippines, which I am not familiar with, but obviously being in that area you most likely have a bias opposite of the people in North America. As for how you feel about it... well, I'm not you, I'm not from where you are, so I really don't care honestly. You keep rooting for what benefits you, and I'll do the same for myself. Is that not how the world works? I'm not saying that it's ideal, but that's just the way it is.

Edited 2012-12-04 08:45 UTC

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RE[3]: That's good...
by Soulbender on Tue 4th Dec 2012 09:15 in reply to "RE[2]: That's good..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

But if you're from the U.S., then obviously it's good that at least *some* of our jobs are coming back that were sent offshore to cheap foreign sweatshops.


I can't argue with that but for the majority of the world "Made in the U.S" doesn't mean much.

I am getting f***ing sick of everything saying "Made in China" or "Made in Taiwan."


Heh, it's been like that since I was wee lad so I think your'e in for some disappointment.

I'm not from where you are, so I really don't care honestly.


Hey, exactly what I felt reading this news item ;)

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RE[4]: That's good...
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 4th Dec 2012 09:35 in reply to "RE[3]: That's good..."
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

I can't argue with that but for the majority of the world "Made in the U.S" doesn't mean much.

Hey, I can't say much, because really... even here it doesn't mean much. Hardly anything worthwhile has the "Made in the U.S" logo on it. But at least it's actually "made" here, when most of the time it's just all made in other countries.

Heh, it's been like that since I was wee lad so I think your'e in for some disappointment.

Yeah, I agree--because in reality, it's been this way to some extent ever since I was a kid too. It's only getting worse. And honestly, I don't have anything good to say about my country when it comes to it actually innovating and producing goods. It could easily do it... but no, let's hand it off to other countries, for less money. That seems to be the American way.

Hey, exactly what I felt reading this news item ;)

Then I guess we have something in common. ;)

Edited 2012-12-04 09:42 UTC

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