A Shot at the Fox

Kudos to the Washington Post for its condemnation of Foxconn’s heavy-handed treatment toward humans. And an extra high five for pointing out that while arguing with Foxconn is futile, the effective response could be to boycott products designed by Foxconn’s customers.

But it’s sad to say that the WaPo’s editorial — a blog, really — came only after Foxconn workers were accused of attacking a journalist. Foxconn employs hundreds of thousands of workers. Should not their fates matter, too?

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Mike Buetow is president of the Printed Circuit Engineering Association (pcea.net). He previously was editor-in-chief of Circuits Assembly magazine, the leading publication for electronics manufacturing, and PCD&F, the leading publication for printed circuit design and fabrication. He spent 21 years as vice president and editorial director of UP Media Group, for which he oversaw all editorial and production aspects. He has more than 30 years' experience in the electronics industry, including six years at IPC, an electronics trade association, at which he was a technical projects manager and communications director. He has also held editorial positions at SMT Magazine, community newspapers and in book publishing. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois. Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikebuetow