As an American consumer, I too am guilty of lumping all of our products as generally being “Made in China.” The first aspect of the podcast that surprised me was the amount of production not only occurring within one city, but the massive amounts of workers contained in one factory. I assumed that the factories that manufactured these products were dispersed throughout China, in thousands of factories. This image seems more humane to me– less cramped, more civil. While I always knew that factory conditions were not 100% ideal, it never occurred to me that so many injustices could continue on as an accepted practice
The other part of the podcast that I did not expect was the lack of Apple products in China. The tragic irony that the man whose had was crushed by a machine in the process of building an iPad, had himself never held a working device in his hand, shocked me. I always assumed that since all of these technological advancements were being built in China, that they must be using the products as well.