Indeed. This is really crap because it gives ammunition to those that don't want Apple scrutinized over this and damages the cause to get all companies using Foxconn etc to change...It looks like Mike Daisey attended the same school of journalism as Johann Hari
Sunday's This American Life podcast should make interesting listening.
The release also said Cathy Lee, the interpreter, had called into doubt an account of a meeting with a man who had been badly injured while making iPads.
It said Mr Daisey had described letting the man "stroke" the tablet's screen "with his ruined hand" prompting the worker to remark: "It's a kind of magic."
But it said that when questioned, Ms Lee had said "nothing of the sort occurred".
Daisey said he stood by his work, but on his blog he added that he regretted the broadcast of a 39-minute monologue from his stage show.
"What I do is not journalism. The tools of the theatre are not the same as the tools of journalism," he wrote."
"This American Life is essentially a journalistic - not a theatrical - enterprise, and as such it operates under a different set of rules and expectations."
That's mental!I was vaguely amused when reading this article about Japans perfect fruit stores. I was struck by the fact that in some ways they mirror the sort of thing Apple did much later in retail, a retail phenomenon that has in recent years seen much gushing praise and desire to replicate the success. Looks like the retail experts could have lifted these ideas much earlier if they had known where to look, same goes for attention to the product itself.
Perhaps they're going to donate it to charity and really make a difference.Apparently, Apple are sitting on $100 billion, and they have an announcement tomorrow detailing what they are going to do with it.
$100 fucking billion.
Build a zoo for those hysterical nerds who camp outside their shops and act like they just won a gold medal when they emerge with the latest overpriced gizmo the next day.
More and stronger suicide nets at the factories.
They should give it to the rich 1% so they can trickle it down to the rest of us.
They should certainly consider increasing their advertising budget. The Gaurdian never publishes any articles about them at the drop of a hat. It's a wonder anybody knows what Apple is.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/mar/19/apple-spend-100-billion-cash-hoardSpend more on planting advertorials masquerading as news articles in the technology sections of newspapers?
http://mashable.com/2012/03/19/apple-dividend/Ahead of the today’s call, Apple has announced it plans to initiate a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share sometime in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2012, which starts July 1, 2012.
Furthermore, the company will start a $10 billion share repurchasing program, starting in Apple’s fiscal 2013, which starts on September 30, 2012.
This means Apple will spend approximately $45 billion of its cash reserves on dividends and share buyback in the first three years of these new programs.
“We have used some of our cash to make great investments in our business through increased research and development, acquisitions, new retail store openings, strategic prepayments and capital expenditures in our supply chain, and building out our infrastructure. You’ll see more of all of these in the future,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
citation needed...the richest tech company on the planet.
In FY 2010, Samsung reported 280 trillion KRW ($258 billion) worth of revenue, and 30 trillion KRW ($27.6 billion) profit. However, they also do not contain the revenues of overseas subsidiaries, and no one knows about real revenues.
It's pretty much universally accepted, no matter what wikipedia says.citation needed...