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The reason is quite simple. An inefficient economic system is not self-defeating but will be defeated. A single knight and his years of training, armor, horse, etcetera costs too much when compared to ten peasants with two weeks of training and guns. The country that uses peasants with guns will always defeat the country with knights.
This axiom holds true when compared to business practices as well. Essentially, Social Darwinism is correct when applied to the large scale. Individuals observations can do anything, but a culture of inefficiency will always be defeated.
On an almost identical note, there is a picture on Drudge Report of a lady wearing a t-shirt that says, "Imagine No Liberals" with a yellow smiley face. I find this ironic.
Without liberals, there would be no yellow smiley face. Without liberals, that girl could never wear that t-shirt, let alone in such a provacative manner and wearing makeup. Without liberals, the phrase imagine as used in that context would mean nothing. Without liberals, wearing clothing with a message would not exist. Conservatives are inefficient as well. Ultimately, the liberals always triumph - not because their message is better, but because the liberal ideals work better in real life."
Office 2.0 is the beast that will dominate the next decade. Once Internet speeds catch up and the phone companies catch on, your business phone network will also be Internet based - just choose a provider. Offices will be board rooms for face to face collaboration, with some empty cubes.
Personal banks? Who cares. No need for cash. The laundry machine will have a credit card reader. Go to Lending Tree and clones for your loan.
Employees? Why? All you need are a couple of low paid data entry fools and a series of hired gun consultants.
Boss? Do it yourself. What can you do better than anyone else?
IT? What's the point? Everything is web based. The thing called a PC from Best Buy will be just as effective as the thing called a PC from CDW, Insight, Tiger Direct, New Egg, or Roger the Computer Guy from down the block. All your apps are web based. You will only know the phone number of your various and sundry IT guys. No more Saturday Night Live "MOVE" skits, only Go-To Assist and competitors.
Specialization of controls of information and food production are the only commodities in the new market. Factories will be able to produce anything. Elimination of corrupt governments by emerging middle classes demanding the right to unfettered access to make money will take care of the rest.
It's a brave and greedy new world. As long as we don't get nuked, we'll do fine."
And I'm voting for the Republican Judy Barr Topinka.
But Stargoat! You hate Republicans!
Not true. I hate most Republicans. And it's not even most Republicans - I like Lincoln, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Nixon, and other sensible policy Republicans. The problem with the GOP today is that it is a party of hypocrits promising fiscal restraint and spending like drunken sailors. The GOP is a party of anti-gay rights, but covers for a criminal homosexual pedophile Congressman. The GOP is a party of war-mongering cowards. Neo-cons and the current incarnation of the GOP are a cancer on the Republic.
Topinka, on the other hand, has sensible social policies. She calls it like it is. She's pro-choice, pro-gay rights, pro-common sense. She's the kind of woman I want in Springfield.
And that's who I'm voting for."
It is my delight to watch this show. A three year old with a learning disability could not produce more enlightening and entertaining television while sitting on the crapper. We, collectively as a species, are not dumber not only for having watched an episode, but for having the mere radio waves passing through us.
I encourage everyone to watch this show at least once; it is an example of the fine products coming out of the entertainment industry today. And that's the truth."
When HP announced its merger with Compaq, I bought. I thought it was a good move on HP's part. And how I wrung my hands. Woe is me, said I. Perhaps I misread the situation.
No, the market misread the situation. It was a good move. The capture of Compaq's server line and the consolidation of Compaq's desktop line has increased HP's marketshare and profits.
So why was Fiorina dumped? She wasn't cool. It's easier to forgive someone for being wrong than it is to forgive them for being right. Plus, and perhaps most importantly, she was only a girl."