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April 25, 2011 AT 12:00 am

How Model Ts were made…


We don’t make’em like we use to…


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8 Comments

  1. you can have it in any color you’d like, as long as its black

  2. Ah! The days when job safety was a recomendation, not a requirement.

  3. some of that looks like the pictures of the insides of horrible human-rights-violating semi-third-world sweatshops like Foxcon?

  4. @westfw – what pictures of “horrible human-rights-violating semi-third-world sweatshops like Foxcon”?

  5. This video is a trip!

    How far we’ve come…

  6. Oh, compare the first 15 seconds of the model-T video to the foxconn assembly line here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st09Cc_9Lss at about 1:30
    (actually, foxconn seems much nicer; less crowded and mechanistic.) I haven’t followed the foxconn debate closely, but I recall seeing some similar video and thinking “so what do reporters actually think ANY assembly line looks like.”)

    It always seems a bit unfair to me for the “1st world” to deny the up-and-coming societies the chance to advance (as a society) by making the same mistakes (socially, culturally, environmentally, politically, etc) that “we” used to get where we are today.

  7. @westfw – we still do not see any specific examples of “horrible human-rights-violating semi-third-world sweatshops like Foxcon” – you just said foxconn is much nicer; less crowded and mechanistic. so why lump them in with other companies? more so if you haven’t followed the company as you said. that doesn’t seem fair.

    we have followed many of the stories, joel johnson the author of the WIRED cover regarding the suicides at foxconn has a great article, check it out. he’s a friend of ours and we’ve talked with him in person about this. it’s a very complex and interesting story – but please don’t say things about a company unless you want to provide specific examples, thanks.

    all that said, foxconn does have it’s problems, it appears they’re trying to address them.

  8. > “horrible human-rights-violating semi-third-world sweatshops like Foxcon”

    Sigh. That was supposed to be sarcasm. Or at least hyperbole. A sort of “look, the ford assembly line looks somewhat like the foxconn assembly line (and probably every other assembly line in the world. And “they” were recently complaining about foxconn.”

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