Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Why? Why? Why?

Was it Dundee or Ali, who said, "Always go for the head, and the rest will follow." A learned colleague justifiably asked what manner of folly I subscribed to in writing up my Anti-Apple Petition. Why Apple, why now? Well... Apple is that giant head, one of 'em anyway- besides, the very thought of Steve Jobs has always made me cringe (and according to his bio- most anyone who ever met him). A little pressure on any of these thoughtless bastards who try and squeeze every last life affirming penny from the masses they so utterly hold in complete contempt is, well... a good thing.

When I was still living in NYC, I switched from Citibank to another- after Citi fired its entire custodial staff so they could save themselves a few measly bucks (mid '90s). The very next day I read that the bank I switched to was run by the Russian mob....

No, ya can't win, but every once in a while I feel like swinging at those windmills- yeah, just to let 'em know I'm there, if anything. The last time I tried something like this (via my blog), namely, to get fellow photographers to boycott Amazon (wow, talk-about-folly)- ya coulda heard crickets on that one! 

Anyway, I've reached out to the Asian community on this, and hopefully, someone of Chinese descent with some experience in this debacle will write in and set me straight....

PS- There's something, I don't know- just slightly... post modern? (can't quite put my finger on it, but let's give credit where credit is due) about a company putting up nets to catch the very people they're wantonly pushing off the cliff!

3 comments:

donna malone said...

They don't see them as 'people' though Stan, they see them as robot/slaves/workers/expendables.

Stan B. said...

Hear ya... I think SJ and his ilk tend to think of themselves The True Creators that make our universe work. Everyone else is expendable- from the slave laborers, to the robot buyers.

colin pantall said...

the problem is you have to get on in the world with what you have and the people you have and if you waylay every person who fetishises particular products, then it just ends up being tiresome and you end up alienating absolutely everyone. Not nearly as tiresome as the person who worships their ipad, iphone or imafuckwit. And justifies the way that mac and everyone else participates in the import/export of a denigrated standard of living and way of being.