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.
For the purposes of this blog post, please write solely on your reaction to this hour of radio/podcast/audio content.
Ideally, you write and post your blog post to this blog using the pointers below. If you run into problems, save it as a word file and bring it to class.
Please post by Tuesday and COMMENT by Wednesday. Replies to comments on YOUR post count as comments.
Use this category: Blog 1- Apple Globalization, Justice
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 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. In your comments, seek to keep conversations going.
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 of Apple, globalization, China, our love of technology and the reality of where that technology comes from and who makes it.
At the time the play was running and TAL made this program (which aired on radio and was released as a podcast), I was on a Bucknell Forum task force deciding whether to bring Mike Daisey here to perform his play as part of a two year series called “tech/no” about the various impacts of technology on us and society.
This is the kind of revolutionary Apple Macintosh that Mr. Daisey and your professor used around 1984.
Mysterious question: why did I call it a bootleg copy of the podcast?
Featured image: Mike Daisey, Steve Jobs and ??. Ok, bad professor, I lost track of where it came from.