Thursday, March 08, 2012

The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs | PRI's The World:

Guo Ruiqiang worked for Chinese manufacturer Wintek, and has permanent nerve damage because of a toxic chemical he used to clean iPhone screens. He’s 29, and pretty down about the future—about finding work and someone to marry.

We reached him in his hometown of Xuchang in Henan Province and asked him, through a translator, what he would tell people just learning how their iPhones are made. He, like Daisey, thought that awareness was a start.

“I hope fans of Apple will know that the products they use require us to make a sacrifice,” he said.