Note: We’ve discovered an issue with different phone resolutions and app incompatibility. This includes the Lumia 920 and HTC 8X phone models. This error will be corrected soon and the post will be updated. Currently, the app works on phones with the same resolution as the Lumia 822 (from Verizon).
The latest episode of This American Life follows the story of Mike Daisey and his investigation into the origins of Apple products, especially the iPhone which is “Made in China.”
What might the iPhone say if it could speak for itself? Ira Glass provides some answers to such a question in the opening moments of this episode, “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory.” It’s illuminating that Daisey half-jokingly describes his devotion to Apple products in religious terms (this doesn’t prevent him from using the Lord’s name in cursory fashion, however).
I usually feel sorry when I see the latest news about data compromise, hacks, or identity theft. Though I feel for the victims, I also think about the individuals carrying out the act. Society rightly looks down on such behavior, especially if the victims are everyday people.
Last week I attended Drupalcon Chicago 2011. Acton Institute’s website runs the Content Management System called Drupal. It is a highly customizable website publishing tool that powers around 1.7% of the Internet. Drupal scales: you can use it for a personal website, but very large outfits use Drupal including the White House and Grammy.