Seagate Wuxi China Factory Tour

Workers perform final testing and QA before sending drives off to customers on its 2.5-inch notebook lines.

  • Mathieu L. Fiset 7y

    I dream or are only women ?
  • Jeremiah Owyang PRO 7y

    Kudos to Seagate to showing behind the scenes. Given the attention to China's sweatshops, it's interesting to see how manufacturing plants are really run.

    I hope you're not putting any editorial spin and only showing the best --do show the worst too, just like every culture.
  • Robert Scoble 7y

    Perceval: I had dinner with the guy who runs the factory tonight. He says that women pay attention better than men and that they are more honest about when they make mistakes (they'll report that they dropped a drive on the floor, for instance. He found that guys will just put the drive back on the line and won't let anyone know. So, he admits he's biased toward hiring women for the final stage (there are lots of male workers other places in the plant). Jeremiah: you'll see a holistic view in my photos and videos. I didn't see anything approaching sweatshop conditions.
  • Mathieu L. Fiset 7y

    Robert Scoble : Thanks ;]
  • jessica_stillman 6y

    Thanks for making this image public. I used it to illustrate a blog post on manufacturing in China: Much appreciated.
  • tonygil 6y

    dear robert,

    I loved some of your photos and, under the Creative Commons License, would like to use it on a short piece (non commercial) for a documentary that i am filming on the World Food Crisis.

    Is it OK? How would you like your name to appear?

  • jackson120 6y

    hello,please im looking for a meachine that can print on school uniform with special design that can last for years even when wash everyday
  • Dylan Tweney 3y

    Hey Scoble, great shot! Thanks for the CC license on your work, too. I've used your photo in a post I just put up on VentureBeat, fyi:
  • ethicalbrand 2y

    Thanks. Used and credited this photo at
  • IEMS HKUST 3mo

    Hi Scoble, this is a great pix and thanks for making it available via CC. We here at the Institute for Emerging Market Studies have used it on our Thought Leadership Brief that discussed how China's privatisation reforms increased the employment gender gap there That's also why we find your previous comment about the factory owner's hiring bias especially interesting.
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Taken on November 6, 2008
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