Was Photo & Caption 8 I think at least that is the only thing that has any reference to hand placed components.
Where it clearly says
Large components, such as USB ports, are manually inserted into the boards. There are five such "through hole" components in the Raspberry Pi.
So exactly where did I suggest that this was not Automated? And Surface Mount Technology has to be Automated as it's not possible to manually place Surface Mount Components onto the Circuit Board accurately enough to have working boards.
Not really sure what you are smoking but can I have some? And it still looks like a Prototyping setup to me not a large scale production facility. Though what would I know.
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