Two articles centering Apple answer the same question – American Prosperity (iEconomy)


I hope you’re following the iEconomy series by New York Times.

The first article begins to answer a question by President Obama, “Why not manufacture in U.S.,” and the second article digs deep into troubled work environment witnessed in several factories in China, suppliers to many of the tech giants. On one hand, the ability to meet orders, as specified by the growing industry, scalability, and endless technical workforce add unparalleled value , but on other hand the uncomfortable revelations purport a picture as bleak and regretful as it gets.

For a mere spectator, the problem is hard to find, for everybody is happy. The global consumer is happy because the gadgets they ought to buy are cheaper, better and faster. The American companies are happy because demand for their product is surging high, and they find themselves capable to provide for those who wish to own. Also, extracting profits for the same by tightening the supply chain is manageable. Continue reading

Why did they make this TV Series?


The best part about great television shows and movies is the idea they present to the viewing audience of a life which would be lively, an escape from reality to a world they aspire to know and experience.

Of-course, when I say so, I mean TV series, more on lines of Friends, Dexter, Fringe etc., and not TV shows literally, for instance The Tonight’s Show, American Idol, etc.

Television industry is huge and so are the innumerable (just saying, I know they do approximate) fans who devotee vital part of their time in the fantasy or virtual reality. And the best part, is that it will not even matter or change anything if they don’t. I know they don’t exist as such, may be they are just pretending, but I think I’m interested in what they have to say and may be they got me, the makers of this huge entertainment business.

When someone tells you a story, short or long, they make characters and assign roles. These two things, let’s say ‘parameters’ are vital to the listener and the story, as the listener can relate to it without thinking, since it would require nothing not known but just recollecting something already known. For instance, if I tell a story and say “Mike is a librarian”, one starts picturing or at-least I will, any librarian I know of. Some basic traits and objects come naturally such as books, avid reader, helping, good listener, focused, etc. This very first impression is registered, so if you know of a librarian and apprehend the job well enough, you would wonder what this librarian is capable of, you might find it absurd, challenging to accept, unique, acceptable and so many things as you see it. At this stage, one might stop watching any further for it’s absurd, or may be wait for the next move for it is interesting or in a hope that it will get better. On another note, if you don’t know of a Continue reading