A reader submitted a link to a San Francisco Bay Guardian story about the environmental and worker health problems associated with the manufacturing side of the high tech industry. It’s easy to forget about this stuff when your job involves reshuffling electrons all day, but all those monitors, RAM chips, and motherboards have to be made somewhere. The fact of the matter is that the computer hardware manufacturers aren’t ahead of their counterparts in steel mills, oil refineries, or lead mines. The story itself is a long investigative piece that’s definitely worth reading.