MAPPED: Where Do Computers Come From?

MAPPED: Where Do Computers Come From?

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It's complicated. With steel from Russia and copper from Chile, glass from Korea and lithium from Zimbabwe, the lineup of your laptop's sources reads like roll-call at the UN .

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A PC Mag article, "What's Inside Your Laptop" investigated the global origins of our PCs, reporting:

The big picture is one of a strikingly global production chain. This is the story of how quartz becomes a computer, and it's a story that--for the typical notebook computer--stretches across nearly every continent, dozens of countries, and literally hundreds of different companies.

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