By: Alexis Zakala
I think this meme has a lot to do with our past and current discussions in class thus far. There exists a major controversy between the good and bad of the company Apple. I feel that many people are unaware of the minor details that could make or break one’s decision to purchase such products…or they just don’t care. After attending the Steve Jobs play at GeVa my eyes were truly open to all that was unknown to me. Not only their poor working conditions for just employees, but the fact that they contain so much power in society today scares me to think they can completely control anything and everything. Especially with such a major number of people having apple products, it’s everywhere. This meme is almost in a mocking way showing how un-original their work is and how simple it is for them to claim it.
The Apple business meme is a sarcastic display of the power that the Apple company contains. They can do almost anything and get away with it or simply cover it up without harm. It is clear to me that many people are just unaware of such terrifying conditions. The fact that 75% of the given apple is made up of other people’s work is unfair in the sense that because they are so popular, they receive all the credit and therefore, all the money. The remaining 25% comes from taking action in suing the companies that steal from them. It is unclear if Apple themselves are punished for these actions, but it is interesting to think about.
Regarding the major company Apple, the meme has stated that it is mainly unfair how much they benefit from others hard work. Taking the credit for pieces of technology and claiming them your own is not fair in any case. Now if they would acknowledge such creators or paid them in a way I could see how it would be different. But it is not. And we as a society are so out of the loop with information that could be crucial to the purchases we make. Memes like this can be helpful in revealing useful information or just seen as another thing to laugh at; you decide.