There is a cult radio show in the United States, ruling among the urban youth. (It’s funny to write about the First World with phraseology usually reserved for the Third). A few Saturdays ago, This American Life, made an episode out of a very popular one-man-show that does something truly, incredibly hard. It is nearly impossible to tell such stories to First World audiences in any meaningful way: to connect holding of smooth iPads and iPhones and stuff of magic in our hands to hands that put them together. 

It’s quite a trick. You really have to know how to tell a story to pull something like that off.  In the course of it, the storyteller turns into something of a investigative reporter, and does something very few would try, and finds lots of stuff I hadn’t heard or seen anywhere else. Not like this.

Sit back, relax: Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory

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Comment by Boris Popovic on January 22, 2012 at 10:21pm

Thank you, John. It complicates the battle between my reading list and the 24-hour day. But that's a good problem to have. 

Comment by John McCreery on January 22, 2012 at 5:19am

Boris, thanks for posting this. Those who wish to learn more might start with Leslie Chang's Factory Girls. 


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