>Americans never had any jobs manufacturing iPads. But thanks to the fact that Chinese factories are churning out iPads, lots of people have jobs that wouldn’t exist if the iPad wasn’t available as a hit product.

[Slate](http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2012/10/17/ipad_manufacturing_jobs_you_can_t_bring_them_back_because_they_were_never.html) via [Daring Fireball](http://daringfireball.net/linked/2012/10/17/yglesias-jobs)