well, there was that whole organized labor movement, union busters and private security teams who killed anyone who stood up to the bosses - but yeah. pretty much your standard 'orphan chimney sweep' industrial revolution nightmare. china is even more brutal than any western fascist capitalist gangster in history. i heard some of those 'factories' are surrounded by barbed wire - not to keep people out.
This seems strangely timed with Larry Ellison's lawsuit. I wonder if this has more to do with establishing a platform of attack against Oracle and Sun and their cozy Gov't relationships than Microsoft. dunno. dunno anything anymore.
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