China's "Hot Zone" of hardware manufacturing
Wired is running an article
on China's "Hot Zone" of hardware manufacturing, and it's an interesting read since at least some of your computer's components were probably manufactured there. Here's a teaser:
An untamed technology boom is sweeping through China's Pearl River Delta, where cheap labor, mass production, police thugs, and get-rich-quick dreams rule. It's a terrible, horrible, lawless frontier. And it works.
The article should be enlightening for those not aware of what really goes on in China. I actually have a friend working over there right now, and many of his stories are echoed by the Wired piece.