You can feel sorta okay getting the new #iPad

After all, Mike Daisey who first broke the story of the horrible working conditions in Apple manufacturers in China is a liar: A highly popular episode of This American Life in which monologuist Mike Daisey tells of the abuses at factories that make Apple products in China contained “significant fabrications,” the show said today. “We’re horrified to have let something like this onto public radio,” Ira Glass, the show’s executive producer and host said in a blog post today. “Our program adheres to the same journalistic standards as the other national shows, and in this case, we did not live up to

Homosexuality / Technology

Cure the Gay, There’s an App for that

Umm…. since ‘cure the gay’ ministries rarely work long term, do we really want this to be that accessible? Apple is under fire for approving an app that encourages “the freedom to grow into heterosexuality” for those who are gay or transgender, and an online petition campaign to pull the app has garnered more than 107,000 signatures. The app, in the Lifestyle category of the iTunes App Store, is called Exodus International, which is the name of the organization which describes itself as “the world’s largest ministry to individuals and families impacted by homosexuality. With over 35 years of


Apple is the new religion

I only have one Apple made product. An iPod. Like a lot of other Apple products it was made in a Chinese factory owned by the Taiwanese conglomerate Foxconn. Foxconn has been accused of various less than adequate workplace safety procedures, with the latest incident involving 250 workers being exposed to pesticides in one of their Indian factories. And there have been the well publicized problems with the new Foxconn made Apple iPhone 4. Last week, Prof. Heidi Campbell of Texas A&M University, claimed in a research paper, and to Fox News, that: The religious-like behavior and language surrounding