In memorial, here's a little comic to start some discussion:
After losing its appeal against the United Kingdom's High Court of Justice, which concluded that Samsung did not in fact infringe upon Apple's design copyrights, the Court of Appeals has decided that Apple must issue a public apology to Samsung.
Not only that, but the Court has told Apple exactly how their apology must be done, right down to the font size. The apology must be done in 14pt Arial font to make it clearly visible. The court did not issue a directive regarding italics, however, leaving Apple some extra room for snark in their apology. Because it was totally heartfelt to begin with... riiight...
Worst office dance party ever. Also, while it's nice for Foxconn to imply "none of you will ever ever get laid off just because we're having robots do your jobs instead," does it really work that way? When you're moving "higher up the value chain," usually that implies more training or education. Are you really going to train over a million workers, Foxconn? Terrible working conditions suck, but so does getting laid off of a job that you were desperate enough to hang on to.
I guess the moral is that when you complain you're being treated like robots, consider whether or not you could be a robot and still be capable of doing your job.
In the wake of plummeting share prices, revenue, and a long and costly patent lawsuit from NTP, Research In Motion (RIM) created a Youtube video thanking the developers they had previously partnered with for their longstanding loyalty. With Apple and Android platforms crushing the mobile market right now, you can't help but feel a little sad watching this video. Having your VP of developer relations making a video essentially telling customers to "stay tuned" and "keep being optimistic" doesn't exactly mean the company is doing too well...