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“I am not allowed to say.” or “You probably don’t care.”?

Ignorance is bliss, that’s what they say. After taking two years worth of courses dedicated to my Managing for Sustainability degree, I’ll be the first to tell you my academia “enlightenment” has me constantly overwhelmed with paranoia and guilt. Seriously. Continue reading “I am not allowed to say.” or “You probably don’t care.”?


Blog 1 Apple, China, Drama, Technology, Us

First, watch this very famous ad from 1984.  Fun fact: it only aired once, but is one of the most famous ads of all time.

Second, you will need to listen to the bootleg of the This American Life radio show called “Mr. Daisey and Apple.”  Write a blog post (by Sunday, Sept 7) about your reaction to the podcast.  Your reaction can cover any aspect you like of the podcast.  It should be 3-4 paragraphs.  Also, please comment on four other posts by (Sunday, Sept 8).  You need only comment on the posts related to the podcast.

Background: This American Life is a long-running and popular radio show hosted by Ira Glass.  They are famous for their fictional programs, humor programs, as well as fantastic investigative journalism.  This episode, airing in early 2012, was the most downloaded of all time (a million downloads, I believe).  It features Mike Daisey, an actor who specializes in one man monologues.  What you hear is an excerpt (not the entire work) of a very provocative and famous  show he wrote and performed called The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.   In addition to the excerpt of TAESJ, the radio show (and podcast), address the topic.

For the purposes of this blog post, please write solely on your reaction to this hour of radio/podcast/audio content.

This was an amazing machine.

This is the kind of revolutionary Apple Macintosh that Mr. Daisey  and your professor used around 1984.