OK – so not my picture but just something thats going on. This is the first time I have got involved with a ‘crowd sourced’ project. I bought the phone before its went to production. They needed 15,000 orders to start production on a run of 25,000. They did it in a matter of a couple of weeks and have just gone over 20,000 orders.
I knew a little bit about the issues with smart-phone production, and product manufacture in general. But its not just the issue with poor pay and conditions in factories in the far east, there are even bigger issues with where the precious minerals are sourced.
I don’t want to get too into it as I know most people don’t think about these things. But if you do, take a look.