From: Jonathan Kirwan
Subject: Re: Examples Of Common MCU's In Consumer Electronics?
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On Sat, 14 Sep 2002 18:18:40 GMT, "Spehro Pefhany"
>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.
Okay. But there can be (and probably is) a very wide difference in
"not meeting modern labor and building" standards, though, and what
I've seen through film recordings taken in Indonesia a year ago. Not
to mention that the standards we have for ourselves is quite different
than the standards which exist in many other places.
>> 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.
Always good to hear and I don't doubt that there are some well-minded