From: "Spehro Pefhany"
Subject: Re: Examples Of Common MCU's In Consumer Electronics?
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Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 18:18:40 GMT
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In comp.arch.embedded Jonathan Kirwan wrote:
> I've seen films of them, years ago. Didn't know they still operated
> quite like that, today. Do they still? If so, where?
I can't compare it to your film impression, but there are needle trade
factories in New York, Montreal, Toronto and Los Angeles, largely run
by the labor of recent immigrants. They do have to meet modern labor
and building standards, of course.
> I rather doubt there are many options available to the workers there.
I read or viewed an interesting (and far more positive) story on
Motorola's presence in Malaysia. They recruit young girls from the
countryside, train them, and provide them with dormitories and chaperones
in order to fit in with the local flavor (rather moderate) of Islam. Of
course Malaysia is much less of a "basket case" economy than Indonesia.
"it's the network..." "The Journey is the reward"
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