No, folks, don't look to Pennsylvania, because IBM's latest plant troubles aren't at Fishkill. It's the Essex Junction, Vermont, plant, the OTHER place that the PPC970 is manufactured, if I recall correctly. But just when you thought the problems must be worst for you, with a December shipping date on your pre-ordered G5, some plant workers in Essex Junction got the bad news. Of the approximately 6000 employees at the plant, about 700 were terminated yesterday. Sympathies, of course, are with the workers and their families, who are now in definite financial trouble. But this also does not bode well for the Mac community, if we go back to thinking selfishly. With over 10% of the plant's employees fired, this surely is not a positive sign for the speedy manufacture of G5s. The article is attached below, or read it straight from the three-toed sloth's mouth atGlobetechnology.