The iNet: Conan's Solution to Foxconn Suicides

The ongoing issues that Apple faces regarding workplace conditions in its suppliers' Chinese factories has left an ugly streak on the company's bright and sparkly facade. Why not use all that power of innovation and design to tackle the core issue? Last night's Conan featured an Apple commercial that 'revolutionizes the safety net.' Zing! [Team Coco]


This was funny, and the working conditions in Foxconn are obviously not ideal. However, I think it sucks that Apple is taking all the heat for this. Apple does not own Foxconn. Foxconn owns Foxconn. Foxconn also makes stuff for Dell, HP, Sony, Panasonic, Vizio, and a slew of other popular brand name electronics. How come no one is threatening to boycott these other companies?