This American Lie, #Kony2012 and the Problem With Messengers

There are many good journalists in America. There are talented documentarians too. Great journalists and biographers aren’t typically found in social media. Sure there are some, but not the majority. This weekend This American Life will spend a full hour unwinding a previously aired story “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory”. In this episode Mike Daisey chronicles mistreatment of workers in factories that make components for Apple products. In a particularly ironic turn this episode became the most popular of all downloads in the iTunes store. A petition was started …

Friday Confession: iPad

I don’t care. I think it’s a big yawn, its like a kindle with backlight and the opportunity to buy color magazines (which I don’t buy anyhow). I don’t want a laptop that won’t fold shut any more than I want a computer without a camera. I’m sure it will be beautiful, and I’m excited to see one. But I’m not excited enough to want to own one. I’m a techo nerd and I don’t care about the iPad.

Apple Announces The iPad: Not To Be Confused With Your iPeriod

Mashable (as ususal) has the best coverage of the new iPad. It seems as though there’s something in between a laptop and an iPhone. Since I got my Nexus 1 Google Phone just yesterday, I already know that there’s something in between. It’s wonderful to be off of iTunes. I’ll buy the iPad, even though the name is simply hideous. Apple has such beautiful products, it’s a shame they named their new device after a pantyliner. I just went to the apple site to get an iPad image, and I …