Boy, do I miss this blog. Carving out time, if I can, to review the first of this trilogy. Meanwhile, some linkity-loos.
I inaugurated TfH with a long post about Mike Daisey’s unsurprisingly stereotypical portrayal of Foxconn. A dramatic monologue more “inspired by” truth (and by imaginary truths) than “reported.”
But even Fallows, an experienced reporter in China, savvy to the ways our fears and anxieties about China distort our perceptions, expected Foxconn to be more sweatshoppy—company towny, at the very least—than the apparently leisurely and accommodating facilities he toured.
Fallows responsibly notes that he spent only a few hours there, etc etc. Still, I can’t wait for his magazine article on this.
Some JP Morgan economists are saying that the iPhone 5 will ensure Obama’s election.
Not really. They are saying that the iPhone 5 will stop the rise of the oceans and heal the planet.
In fact, they calculated that the iPhone 5 could add a whopping 0.5 percentage points to our 4th quarter GDP.