Riots Over Rotten Apple Mania
09-25-2012, 10:44 AM,
Riots Over Rotten Apple Mania
You may know someone who is part of the rampage. It could be a neighbor or even a family member. Even in some circumstance, you yourself might be part of the wow rage. No, we are not talking about dunking for apples or eating from the forbidden fruit. This riot is all about living a virtual life in the ether zone of personal numbness, disguised in the appearance of being cool. Life without an iPhone to these cutting end "Efficiency Experts" is not worth living. This is the new economy and progress dictates that connecting to the world of texting is the most important function of daily existence.
So when the reports appeared that China Apple factory riot: Foxconn workers riot suspends work at facility, the main concern for Apple devotees is the risk of a delivery delay of their newest toy.
"The company that makes Apple's iPhones suspended production at a factory in China on Monday after a brawl by as many as 2,000 employees at a dormitory injured 40 people."
Little empathy for the hordes of workers laboring in confined opulence. The globalist model of manufacturing provides an advance version of "benign neglect" for all the willing slaves that assemble the latest in personal communication instruments.
Production resumes quickly and the threat of 'Mass suicide' protest at Apple manufacturer Foxconn factory, evaporates as the tech world avoids their latest threat to digital nirvana.
"Around 150 Chinese workers at Foxconn, the world's largest electronics manufacturer, threatened to commit suicide by leaping from their factory roof in protest at their working conditions."
Apple fanatics are a breed to themselves. Cost of the products is insignificant, when viewed within the doctrinal scriptures of the computer cult that enables, Apple to become most profitable company ever.
"In CY12, we believe Apple is poised to generate the highest annual net income of any publicly traded company ever," White wrote. "On average, we estimate Apple’s net income in CY12 will be over 6x higher than the three tech companies on an individual basis (when at a $500 billion market cap) or 1.9x the aggregate profit of these three companies combined. When including all five companies, we estimate Apple’s net income in CY12 will be 4x higher than the average."
The obvious outlay savings of using overseas companies like Foxconn to frame the components and build the products is duplicated by most manufactures. So, the huge success that Apple enjoys rests not solely on squeezing out the greatest productivity at the lowest expenditure, but is realized by selling at the highest mark up to the widest rabid consumer market, possible.
In a fairytale economic analysis of business enterprise, one might conclude that the consumer reveres innovation and jazz more than competitive pricing and extensive open source applications. The facts, when viewed by a balanced and well-adjusted, technology user, concludes that Apple products are purchased more for style and craving than for utilitarian function and value. Furthermore, the Apple customer, emotionally invested in a brand as a badge of self-worth, cannot be denied.
The psychological desires of buying Apple devices has more to do with making a statement of technological superiority as a reflection of the purchaser’s transcendency from mere mortals. With a little effort, observing the crowds in an Apple store reveals the traits and behavior of a sect of society that incorporates a value system that is often at odds with the majority of the population.
Liberalism is a common mindset of Apple users. While this same bias exists with most left coast marketing programs of other tech companies, Apple is notable for their counterculture presentations. The irony of the 1984 Apple's Macintosh Commercial, satirizes the totalitarian world view, while the 2012 Apple business prototype exemplifies the very essence of the surveillance society. Liberation of personal computing does not survive in a cloud.
The foreign workers at Foxconn and other offshore facilities seek employment, even at the lowest of scales. However, much of the technology used in the design and integration of the roving observation device surpasses the internal security monitoring at any Chinese factory.
So many Americans are enticed into voluntarily surrendering their privacy rights for the fleeting pleasure of being connected to the smart phone high tech matrix. Next on the horizon is the Apple TV. Sadly, the capacities of the intrusive home monitoring system will be one more step to the suicidal society of servitude and misery.
The rotten apple that Steve Jobs left should not be assessed by technological standards of ease of use or options of applications. The legacy needs to be measured by furthering the desensitization of an escape into a false idealism. The only thing smart about an iPhone is when you remove the battery.
Technology can be useful and even safe to use when backdoors are purged from the operating system and embedded chips. Moreover, low-tech devices still offer a security that has long been eliminated from the current generation of all electronic gear. The anticipated result of the nanotech appliance age offers task recording and mapping of your every action. How does this enhance your quality of life?
The phrase, business is business, applies to the Apple franchise. People being what they are will be duped into buying expensive gimmicks as a substitute for interacting with flesh and blood individuals. Apple became a money machine by assimilating into the national security complex. As a company, Apple is very different corporation from the early purity of Steve Wozniak’s workbench.
People being consistent with their nature, will continue to flock to the Apple brand because of their own inadequacies. Texting or talking on a cell is not thinking. As long as consumers choose to pay for unlimited wireless plans, the country will continue to waste productive energy on trivia and irrelevancy. Get back to serious business and use communicative methods for productive ends. When you have a rotten apple in the barrel, the human interaction goes bad.
James Hall – September 26, 2012
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