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Penny Mudd

Penelope Mudd is a healthcare technology and policy consultant based on the Central Coast of California. She looks back (mostly fondly) on a 20-year career in software development in Silicon Valley, where she worked for both major companies like Novell and start-ups. Her proudest achievement in technology (so far) was helping introduce a new telemedicine system to the Dutch market. Penny attended McGill University and graduated from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She writes the occasional freelance piece and is working on a novel set in Berlin, Germany. Follow her on Twitter @calliopeco  

Mike Daisey's fictional attack on Apple and Foxconn reveals fact of Silicon Valley greed

Mike Daisey's attack on Apple and Foxconn on NPR's "This American Life" may not have been accurate but it revealed the truth.