[linux-elitists] Walmart $168.00 PC

John S J Anderson jacobs@genehack.org
Sun Jun 13 18:13:35 PDT 2004

Modus Operandi <modus@as220.org> writes:

> It's difficult in this day and age not to contribute to evil
> corporations. Most of the food you buy in the supermarket is
> probably from a food producer that's owned by a tobacco company
> that's owned by an arms manufacturer.

  Just because you can't _stop_ it, doesn't mean that you shouldn't
  try to _minimize_ it. Yes, electronics manufacturing has a heavy
  environmental footprint. That's completely orthogonal to the point
  at hand, which was somebody buying a computer at Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart,
  in addition to all the other nasty things it does, has an abhorrent
  labor record -- things like forced unpaid overtime and locking
  employees in the store after closing time. Lots and lots of places
  that are far less evil than Wal-Mart sell computers. 
  BTW, the sigmonster came up with that all on its own. Pinky swear. 

"As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison 
involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one."
  - "Godwin's Law of Nazi Analogies", Mike Godwin, EFF staff counsel.

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