Posts Tagged ‘genius’

San Francisco-Based Apple Retail Workers Union Celebrates Its First Anniversary

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

The Apple Retail Workers Union just had its first birthday. Here are the deets, from last year:

Cory Moll, a worker at our busy, busy Union Square Apple Store, is starting up a (can you guess by now?) UNION.

Oh noes!

See? Check it:

“Work Different,” it says:

Via Cory Moll

It’s not much yet, but Cory’s been getting national (and international) attention the past few months.

And folk art – there’s folk art already:

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Hey, why doesn’t somebody, you know, in local media, look into this situation?

(Consider that a challenge to you, personally, if you want.)

All right, Apple workers, rise up and “Work Different.”

This is what it looks like when an Apple Store opens in the 415 – people seem genuinely happy, but who knows…

 

Are Apple Store Managers Nationwide Getting Trained for “Union Awareness” Right Now This AM? Yes, Per CNET

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

What’s this – Apple’s is doing “Union Awareness” training at Apple Stores all over the country this Tuesday morning, November 8, 2011?

Yes. Josh Lowensohn has the story.

Well, that’s news to me. Thanks, CNET!

And who’s the prime mover of this movement? It’s San Francisco resident Cory Moll, that’s who. (I don’t know why he doesn’t get more attention around town…)

Now if I were in charge of fighting unionization at Apple, I’d start handing out free bunny-ear iPhone cases to all workers. You know, as a way to win them over.

Like this:

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All right, we’ll just have to wait and see how this Apple vs union fight turns out.

In the meantime, feel free to send the unionizers a message, why not?

Unionizing Apple Store Workers Nationwide? Cory Moll, of Union Square, Starts Up the “Apple Retail Workers Union”

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Cory Moll, a worker at our busy, busy Union Square Apple Store, is trying to start up a (can you guess by now?) a UNION.

Oh noes!

See? Check it:

“Work Different,” it says:

Via Cory Moll

It’s not much yet, but Cory’s been getting national (and international) attention the past few months.

And folk art – there’s folk art already:

Click to expand

Hey, why doesn’t somebody, you know, in local media, look into this situation?

(Consider that a challenge to you, personally, if you want.)

All right, Apple workers, rise up and “Work Different.”

This is what it looks like when an Apple Store opens in the 415 – people seem genuinely happy, but who knows…

 

The Smooth & Striated by Hector Zamora

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Has Steve Rhodes been nominated for a MacArthur Genius Award yet? Cause it would be a shame if he ever had to take a gig that would interfere with him recording turn-of-the-millennium San Francisco for posterity and I think winners get $100k per year for a half-decade. And that’s enough to get by on in the 415 these days, right?

Anyway:

“He is going to change the configuration of the aluminum drying racks each week through March 26 waltermcbean.com

Which do you prefer, the smooth or the striated? Discuss.

From Steve Rhodes, obviously Click to expand your mind

Non-Genius Considers Fellow Non-Genius a Genius – Plus, C.W. Nevius Would Like a Glass of Water

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Is dull-witted non-genius Chuck Nevius qualified to determine who on this Great Blue Marble is a genius?

Nooooope! Decidedly nope. (Hey, is promoting a one-megawatt turbine on the bottom of the briny briny bay for a zillion dollars of Other Peoples’ Money, is that a stroke of genius too? Noooope! Actually, it’s the opposite. Now, you could do it if you really, really wanted to, to prove a point, with OPM, but what would be the point to that? Hey, did a woman actually lose her job because she didn’t get some poms poms and go over to Raccoon Straight to start cheering for the one-megawatt turbine? Yuuuuup. Isn’t that sad?)

But, you say, The Nevius, he makin’ $100 an hour working part-time with full benefits – he must be a genius! Now, I’ll grant you that he’s fortunate, damn fortunate, but my point stands.

Bonus round: “Nevius Survives Pie* Attack.”

Can you you see him talking to a waiter at a restaurant, he’d be all like, “Nevius would like a glass of water.” Or, “After dessert, Nevius is going to take you home and then Nevius is going to rock your world.”

Final Jeopardy: “Porsche-Driving Porsche Owner Drives a Porsche.” Has the Nevius seen fit to ensure that Our Paper of Record has made mention of some real estate lady’s gussied up Volkswagen Touareg crossover six times the past two months? Is this a kind of MSM blow-job, where tout le monde can bear witness to somebody’s six-percenting skillz? Apparently.

In closing, Nevius!

*Does The Nevius just loooove that he got pie’d (sort of) by a petite woman the other day? Hells yes.

San Francisco WordCamp 2008 a Huge Success.

Monday, August 18th, 2008

As promised, there was a huge turnout for WordCamp from WordPress last Saturday. Check out an insanely detailed account here and some nice photos from Adam Tow here.

Perhaps the best part of WordCamp is the Apple-inspired Genius Bar, where everybody knows your name.

Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.
Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.

Wouldn’t you like to get away?

Sometimes you want to go

Where everybody knows your name,
and they’re always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see,
our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows
Your name.

Forget Summer Camp for Your Kids – Send them To Apple Camp!

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Apple retail stores are offering four free workshops that are recommended for kids ages 8 to 12 this summer. Sign them up today! But hurry, as spaces are filling up right now.

Is this how they will greet your tweens when they arrive at the three-hour workshops in July? We can only hope.

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Talk with your young ‘uns and pick two of the following:

  • Podcast Workshop: — for kids with intermediate to advanced computer skills.
  • iWeb Workshop — for kids with beginner to advanced computer skills.
  • Music Workshop — for kids with beginner to advanced computer skills.
  • Movie Workshop — for kids with intermediate to advanced computer skills.
  • Apple is the new Borg – the sooner your kids realize that, the better. Give in.

    See you there!