iLied: The Truth about How the iPad is Made
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iLied: The Truth about How the iPad is Made
Storyteller Mike Daisey has admitted not everything in his performance about meeting the Chinese workers who make Apple products is true.
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Mike Daisey: Some Thoughts After The Storm

Mike Daisey: Some Thoughts After The Storm | iLied: The Truth about How the iPad is Made | Scoop.it

“Oh, well you know what I’ve found over the years is that the facts are your friends, like if there’s ever a case where I’m telling the story and I find the facts are inconvenient, 9 times out of 10 it means I haven’t thought about the story deeply enough. I really believe in this because the world is more complex and more interesting than my imagination."

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Retraction | This American Life

Retraction | This American Life | iLied: The Truth about How the iPad is Made | Scoop.it
We've discovered that one of our most popular episodes contained numerous fabrications. This week, we detail the errors in Mike Daisey's story about visiting Foxconn, which makes iPads and other products for Apple in China.
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The iEconomy: Apple and Technology Manufacturing

The iEconomy: Apple and Technology Manufacturing | iLied: The Truth about How the iPad is Made | Scoop.it
Articles in this series examine challenges posed by increasingly globalized high-tech industries.
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Mike Daisey

Mike Daisey | iLied: The Truth about How the iPad is Made | Scoop.it

"What I do is not journalism. The tools of the theater are not the same as the tools of journalism. For this reason, I regret that I allowed THIS AMERICAN LIFE to air an excerpt from my monologue. THIS AMERICAN LIFE is essentially a journalistic ­- not a theatrical ­- enterprise, and as such it operates under a different set of rules and expectations. But this is my only regret. I am proud that my work seems to have sparked a growing storm of attention and concern over the often appalling conditions under which many of the high-tech products we love so much are assembled in China."

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Theater, Disguised Up as Real Journalism

Theater, Disguised Up as Real Journalism | iLied: The Truth about How the iPad is Made | Scoop.it
Mike Daisey’s “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” was a fine bit of theater, but it worked less well as journalism, which was how it was represented in January on “This American Life.”...
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Daisey lied, but factory working conditions in China still lag | Marketplace from American Public Media

Daisey lied, but factory working conditions in China still lag | Marketplace from American Public Media | iLied: The Truth about How the iPad is Made | Scoop.it
Mike Daisey made up the details of his first-hand account of dismal working conditions at Apple factories in China for his stage play and the radio program This American Life. But for workers in China, the issues are real.
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An acclaimed Apple critic made up the details | Marketplace from American Public Media

An acclaimed Apple critic made up the details | Marketplace from American Public Media | iLied: The Truth about How the iPad is Made | Scoop.it
The monologist Mike Daisey’s account of Chinese factory conditions in “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” made people think differently about their iPhones and iPads.
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Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory | This American Life

Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory | This American Life | iLied: The Truth about How the iPad is Made | Scoop.it
Mike Daisey was a self-described "worshipper in the cult of Mac." Then he saw some photos from a new iPhone, taken by workers at the factory where it was made. Mike wondered: Who makes all my crap? He traveled to China to find out.
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