Uncle Sam wants iPads, and maybe Androids
Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:02 AM
I can understand the temptation. The iPad is a bright and shining new toy and for USAF pilots it'd beat lugging around a lot of paper. And bypassing the long and drawn out design and development process for solely military hardware would be marvelous. The news that there'll be a version of Scrivener for the iPad is making me think of getting one. But I'm not tasked with protecting our nation from all foes, potential and real. The Chinese government's behavior toward its domestic critics and in the international arena suggests that it should at least be considered a potential foe.
And this issue exists because Apple, like its competitors, sole sources assembly and production to where prices are cheapest. That leaves them at the mercy of some rather nasty governments and with nothing to bargain with but their money. Not smart.
Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:52 PM
iPads are not assembled in USA, oh wait.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:10 AM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:19 AM
a country that's ruled by a government whose murderous past, repressive present and troublesome relations with its weaker neighbors
For a minute there I thought you were talking about the good old US of A (and I'm sure most of the Latin-American neighbors would also feel the same way) and some not-so-near neighbors in the Middle East
Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:44 PM
Can you name any tablet or smart phone that is solely and completely manufactured and assembled in the USA? I wish I could...