The line between a good story and a true story gets a closer examination at This American Life [more inside]
Ira Glass retracts
the This American Life episode
"Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory".
Mike Daisey responds
. [more inside]
David Pogue weighed in yesterday
about the Nightline
piece on the terrible working conditions in Apple's subcontractor factories in China.
Mike Daisey has been trying to engage
with Mr. Pogue, but it hasn't gone well.
Here's his final response
to Mr. Pogue's story.
Act One of this week's This American Life
finds Mike Daisey, self-described worshipper in the Cult of Mac, visiting Foxconn
, where many of their products are manufactured. It's an incredibly well told and heartbreaking story. [more inside]
Made in America: small businesses buck the offshoring trend
- "For US manufacturing to make sense, factories must make extensive use of automation. That's getting easier, given that the cost of robots with comparable capabilities has decreased precipitously in the past two decades." [more inside]