Monthly Archives: November 2011

Fear…

In Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first inaugural address he sums up the concept of fear with a phrase that would make a fourth grade grammar teacher cringe, yet captured a nation and went to live in infamy as his “magic” words … Continue reading

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Order Is a Losing Battle…

This morning as I trudged through the hotel lobby to make my way to some breakfast fixens (this is while I’m in Texas)  I noticed this young lady a bit disheveled (as myself for that hour)  working on her computer … Continue reading

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What’s In a Line…

Well for the most part it is us, I forget the crazy amount of time which studies say we spend in them. In addition just love the fact that my European colleagues refer to the action in more formal terms … Continue reading

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Seven Famous Words…

Yes you know those seven famous words we all know, yet you can’t say them on (US) broadcast TV and radio?  As those same words which have brought fame and wealth to comedian George Carlin who developed a famous monologue … Continue reading

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I’m So Sorry…

The word “sorry” is a fascinating word, as our literary friend Webster says that “sorry” is an expression “of sorrow, regret, or penitence”.  In addition we typically express this “feeling” from our person to that of another person to convey … Continue reading

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So Who’s a Bully…

Well as we’ve waxed here in the past, our book purveying friends at Barnes and Noble claims that our good friends in Redmond Washington being Microsoft have over 60,000 patents!  What makes this even more interesting is that fewer than … Continue reading

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The World Runs on M & M…

Ok, before you go there I’m not talking about that melt in your mouth candy type goodness even if the blue ones are kind of cool and all. What I’m getting at here is Money and Medals as that’s what … Continue reading

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Death by Patent…

As the venerable book seller Barns & Noble has launched a letter to Gene Kimmelman, the DoJ’s chief counsel of competition policy, arguing that by demanding patent royalties for Android devices, “Microsoft is attempting to raise its rivals’ costs in … Continue reading

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Italy Becomes Austere…

As the second and larger shoe drops in the Europe Union with the reality that Italy is headed to the financial drink right behind Greece has forced the hand of the Berlusconi government.  In fact it appears that Silvio himself … Continue reading

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To Track or Not to Track, That Is The Question…

Or least at it seems for Antoine Jones who appears to have been a ringleader of a cocaine trafficking operation in California.   As the police believed they had enough evidence to convince a jury he was guilty, yet they over … Continue reading

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