In January, the always-excellent “This American Life” had a really stunning episode turned over almost entirely to an excerpt of a monologue by Mike Daisey, about working conditions at Foxconn, the Chinese company that manufactures products for Apple, among other companies. Daisey actually went to China, to the factory, and interviewed people about what it […]
I’ve never been thrilled with the Dow as an indicator of the health of the economy (just thirty companies are factored in, using some pretty crude calculations), but Adam Nash has done the math on one facet of why it’s lousy. Famously, in 2009, Dow Jones dropped GM, and added Cisco to the DJIA instead […]
Cult of Mac: How the Editor of Windows Magazine Became an Apple FanboyA lot of us Mac users started off as hardcore DOS/Windows fans. Wikipedia: Full moon namesThere are special names to refer to the full moon in every month. August's is the "grain moon," April's 's the "egg moon," February's is the "snow moon," […]
Los Angeles Times: Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles belies its nameTwo member of the famed chorus have come out as straight. To the credit of the chorus, they have been very accepting. asymco: If Cash is King, Apple’s is an EmperorIf Apple didn't take in another dime, their current cash on hand is enough […]
AirTunes for video, to stream video to my TV from my computer. iTunes for DVDs, so I can rip my DVDs like CDs and store them on my hard drive, to eliminate the shiny silver discs in boxes that I have to keep up with. That is all.
As I watched mobile phones become tinier from 1996-2006, I wondered what the endpoint would be. Some were so comically small as to be useless to anybody over the age of 40. Would we eventually be depositing them directly into our ears?, we wondered. And then along came the iPhone. It’s on the larger end […]
This is why I love Apple: the next version of their OS will have (almost) no new features—they’re just going to streamline the current version. They promise to make it require less hard drive space, make it require less RAM, and the whole affair will be faster than the current version. This is precisely the […]