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Published on July 13th, 2010 | by Ido Kenan


Foxconn Suicides iPhone App

The suicides at Foxconn, the Chinese plant that makes iPhones for Apple, got Israeli journalist and blogger Orna Coussin thinking (Heb.):

The last few days I’ve been thinking about a new iPhone application. […] The application I’m developing will do a very simple thing: each time a worker at the Shenzhen iPhone assembly line commits suicide, something will happen. The question is what: will the gadget jump? Shut down? Scream? Sound a memorial siren and everybody around it will observe a moment of silence? Anyone got an idea?

[Update 13:49] Hyperallergic reports that street artist Xylo protested against the suicides by mounting fake iPhones with suicide images to walls in London.

Hat tip: Luther Blisset.

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Ido Kenan is founder of Room 404, a longtime Digital Culture journalist and a raiser of two cats

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