Archive for April, 2007

iProfits

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Todays big news is Apple Corporation’s first quarter profits. They are big. I played no part, personally, in contributing to the 88% increase but many of the consumers clamouring for iPods did. Notebook sales were also up by 79%.

Do I even have to say that stock prices rose as a result of the news?

Price Tag For $100 Laptop Jumps

Friday, April 27th, 2007

The $100 laptop project called OLPC has always given me a warm fuzzy feeling. Getting computers into the hands of kids in developing nations is very important. Unfortunately, costs have gone up to the point where somebody made the decision to raise the price tag to $175.

Donations to this project can be made here.

Keep in mind the fact that the US dollar has weakened against many other currencies in recent months.

Source for this story: TG Daily

Beyond the Cola Wars

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

I made a bad joke last week. I offered the suggestion that since the War on Terror and the War on Drugs are both inherently unwinnable, the President of the United States of America should turn his focus to the Cola Wars.

I am almost certain that a show of force would almost certainly result in the manufacturers of Brand Y backing down utterly and completely. When those trucks full of Cola Brand X came rolling into town, the former Brand Y drinkers would welcome them as liberators.

I think I could serve as an interpreter during the interim period, I actually drink both brands. I find one of them goes well with greasy food but is a bit gritty on its own. I mean that in NO disrespect.