Crazy Apple Rumors Site has an exclusive look at MacHeist next promotion.
Following up on the current and somewhat controversial “Week of Independent Mac Developers” bundle, MacHeist will offer a “Week of Sweatshop Mac Developers”.
According to advanced copy received by CARS, the promotion will honor the Mac sweatshop development houses in the third world.
Enjoying your Macintosh experience? There may be one ingredient you’ve been missing out on: the many cut-rate products created by the Mac community’s extremely overworked sweatshop software development community.
That’s why we’re declaring this The Week of the Sweatshop Mac Developer, and in an effort to spread the word about these cheap knock-offs, we’ve put together a collection of some of the most unethically developed software available on the Mac for a steeply discounted 49 cents.
Irene Camacho, an 11-year-old worker in a Mac software sweatshop on the Mariana Islands said she was pleased with the MacHeist promotion.
“The large and rather sweaty men who run the shop say the $5,000 they received from MacHeist will buy ten more children to help with the work,” Camacho said, her right hand spasming uncontrollably from carpal tunnel syndrome.
Some first world software developers, however, expressed outrage over what they say is MacHeist’s exploitation.
VoodooPad developer Gus Mueller said “For every dollar a developer makes on this deal, MacHeist makes 25. Also, part of the contract says they get to punch you in the groin. What’s that about?”
MacHeist spokesman Joe Casasanta defended the deal, claiming that many of the bundle purchasers are actually software reviewers who don’t realize they can get evaluation copies for free. He also said that the Magic Kitten of MacHeist Goodwill will confer on each developer plus 15 charisma points, which will result in many future sales.
MacHeist’s “Week of Sweatshop Developers” will run all next week, or until too many third world children expire from stress to make it palatable.