3:03 PM, March 3rd, 2011
When that small appeasement is challenged even slightly, when that thin, taut cord that connects our consumption to the nameless millions who make our lifestyle possible snaps even for a moment, the gulf we find ourselves peering into—a yawning, endless future of emptiness on a squandered planet—becomes too much to bear.
In the past half decade, 17 Foxconn employees have committed suicide by jumping from a factory building in Shenzhen, China, where iPhone parts are manufactured. Gizmodo editor-at-large Joel Johnson explores, in this month’s Wired, whether he had any role, however tangential, in the spate of tragedies.
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