John Gruber Has the Final Word on Mike Daisey

John Gruber over at Daring Fireball really has a great summary and take on this whole Mike Daisey lying/no it’s “theatre” controversy. I like most of what Gruber writes, and this piece is among his best work to date. I strongly recommend you read the piece, then take the Daisey situation as a cautionary tale: people (and companies) can get hurt when you lie for the purpose of self-aggrandizement. And many otherwise good and caring people can be led astray by... Read More

Foxconn Refuses to Sue Mike Daisey Over Lies

AppleInsider is reporting that Chinese electronics manufacturer has announced that it will not sue monologist and liar Mike Daisey after fabrications in his one man show, The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs kicked off a lynch mob of furor over alleged poor worker conditions at the plant that assembles most of Apple’s hardware, as well as that of most computer companies. I’m not sure suing would do anything other than drag this whole sad affair out. Let’s just... Read More

Woz IS Nuts Afterall-Supports Mike Daisey

CNet has an interview with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, where he says he supports the story fabricator Mike Daisey, and thinks this all has been for the better. “I applaud Mike Daisey because of the attention and understanding he has brought to this,” says Woz. Woz claims that Daisey is just “a presenter”, and should be looked at as a performer. The problem I have is that Daisey told his story on This American Life, then MSNBC and other places, without... Read More

Daisey Makes Shit Up

Apple has been taking a lot of heat the last month or so since Mike Daisey ‘s one man play, “Agony and Ecstacy of Steve Jobs” revealed horrid working conditions at the factory that assembles most Apple hardware products (as well as the products of just about every major electronics and consumer device manufacturer). The New York Times picked up on the story, and it spread over the internet to every wannabe world-saver who ever fired up Chrome. Petitions and protests... Read More