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Comment So quick to judge (Score 1) 553

Isn't it too soon to slam ipads (and tablets in general) as a flop? There were mp3 players before the ipod, and they weren't must have. People had CD players and radios just like now they have smartphones and laptops. Were ipods an immediate must have? Let's wait for the market to mature a little.

Comment Re:Like maybe residuals and royalties (Score 1) 281

I work for a huge company and we do exactly this. If you offer an idea such as a process improvement that saves the company money, you get 1%. I'm not sure if there is a time limit. It might just be within the first year, but I've still seen some coworkers get sweet perks.

One of the chief duties of the mathematician in acting as an advisor... is to discourage... from expecting too much from mathematics. -- N. Wiener