Fanboy Goes After Apple, Late Steve Jobs

October 14, 2011 by staff 

Fanboy Goes After Apple, Late Steve JobsFanboy Goes After Apple, Late Steve Jobs, Normally, the launch of a new Apple device like the iPhone 4S Mike Daisey would salivate. But not this year.

Daisey, a monologist in the vein of Spalding Gray and Recovery “Apple fanboy” has not updated their phone, flying to China to investigate how smooth, beautifully designed hand-held devices are made.

What he found was appalling working conditions, hours and use incredibly long stressful movements, repetitive. He met with factory workers young joints of the hands which were damaged due to the same action performed thousands of times per turn.

“I was terribly ignorant most of my life. Despite the deep love of the devices, I never had no idea how they did and never thought about it at all,” said Daisey, who had assumed the robots formed his iPad and iPhone.

“I know that those responsible know about these things and chose not to address them,” he adds. “And that’s hard to swallow when you see the damage it does and knows how little is needed to improve a great deal of human suffering.”

Daisey undercover investigation of the backbone of his latest monologue, “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”, who started working at 16 months and had to be altered to acknowledge the death this month’s co-founder of Apple.

“In a profound way, this is not going to reinvent the monologue,” says Daisey. “The context of the changes so it will be like a wind blowing through it. I think that will awaken a lot of things.”

While the piece is directed specifically at Apple, most of what he discovered is applicable to all manufacturers of high technology. Daisey has introduced a new monologue for some 50,000 people in Seattle, Washington, Washington, DC, and is now at the Public Theater in New York until mid-November.

The death of Daisey Jobs did not prompt the bush. As regards man as a visionary, but also calls it a “brutal tyrant” who “did not think differently about anything.”

“When the design is really good, connects humans and actually creates empathy with the devices, so it’s really absurd as there is empathy between the people running the company and its workers,” said Daisey.

Jean-Michele Gregory, Daisey frequent head and his wife, said her husband’s sense of betrayal is reinforced by his great respect for Apple and its belief that Jobs might have changed the lives of their workers, but preferred not.

“Steve Jobs really was a hero to Mike and I think it was a part of what I really hoped that perhaps the fact that this monologue Steve could actually cause you to change the way business practices,” he says.

Daisey eyes were opened when, posing as a businessman, traveled to China’s industrial zone of Shenzhen and interviewed hundreds of workers at the gates of Foxconn Technology Group secret, the world’s largest manufacturer of electronics contract. A series of suicides in the heavily regulated factories have also drawn attention to the conditions faced by workers inside.

Steve Dowling, an Apple spokeswoman says the company has always required its suppliers to commit to a code of conduct. Their representatives visit providers for compliance monitoring and auditing to verify that corrections are made. It has also launched training initiatives to educate workers about the rights and protections available to them.

“Apple is committed to promoting the highest standards of social responsibility throughout our supply chain,” said Dowling. “We demand that our suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat employees with dignity and respect and use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes where Apple products are made.”

Daisey is not holding my breath. Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak and shouted monologue was apparently, but Daisey says that Apple has not changed its practices. Daisey and says Tim Cook, Jobs hand-picked successor, is part of the problem. “Tim Cook is personally responsible for the trafficking of Foxconn and things are created today,” he says.

Having to deal with how their beloved devices are mounted Daisey has changed profoundly that, simply as a way to relax, which is used to strip the MacBook Pro up to 43 components and reassemble it.

“It ruined my hobby,” says Daisey. “He died the way the things we love often die: .. I still go through the motions, but fundamentally, the connection is not what it was and did not have the pleasure that I used for my devices around ”

For those who argue that improving conditions for workers making only the costs of our phones and tablets, Daisey shakes his head. “The labor cost of an iPhone is coming and 8″ he says. “Eight dollars! This we do to ourselves what we make excuses for why we do nothing, why not blame anyone.”

Daisey, who performs his monologue sitting at a desk and the use of notes, has already approached from dysfunctional dot-com to the international financial crisis. A movie that has made his monologue “If you see something say something” and Daisey recently surpassed the limits of his art with a yield of 24 hours in Portland, Oregon.

His work, which combines the personal, historical digressions and gonzo journalism, has driven all over the world, from South Pacific island of Tanna in the site in the desert of New Mexico, where an atomic bomb was tested. His style is aggressive, but also funny and touching.

“I see my job is finding things in my life that I’m obsessed and look for things that are in collision in the world and then look for things that I think my company is not talking,” he says.

The burly former Maine native says he does not judge his audience, even if they decide to pick up the new iPhone 4S after the show. Daisey says it would be perfectly happy if everyone who buys a high-tech device knows how it was done.

“My job is to shine a light on and through something,” he says. “My job is not actually stop people from buying the devices. My job is to ensure that these circumstances are part of the conversation.”

It is hoped that one day all the factories that the devices will be open to inspectors, and the world of technology will follow the example of the organic food movement and changes in demand in the form of goods manufactured. After all, a cage-free eggs are more expensive to create an iPhone without cage.

“I think over time, not the electronic version of an exploitation-free certification,” says Daisey, adding that it is also good business.

These days, Daisey software updates, but its not pay hundreds of dollars for a new iPhone or iPhone. He knows that this position can not last forever, but there is a silver lining.

“I have to say, all mourning my love aside, there is a real joy to be released from the childishness of the world of technology. There is a real childishness of being obsessed with how fast you can make a website” he says. “I never liked how it was embedded until I left it.”






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