[linux-elitists] Walmart $168.00 PC
John S J Anderson
Sun Jun 13 18:13:35 PDT 2004
Modus Operandi <firstname.lastname@example.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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