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I doubt plastic can have soul, but I know rubber soul is well known.
Unfortunately, I am beginning to believe this. Apple's commercials lately have been weak in message and frequency.   Even worse, Apple's PR has been abysmal. On the front page of today's Chicago Tribune Business section is a picture of an iPad with, "Apple's iPad is expected to be overtaken this year," and the headline, "Study: Android tablet to hit No. 1." (I cannot believe the lack of quality in today's journalism, where an entire article is based on a single study...
Eight years ago I was in the office conference room with six other colleagues. Out of nowhere the president of the company asked for the time -- to no avail. None of us was wearing a watch.   The last time I wore a watch was 17 years ago. I was working at my desk and had a meeting to attend later that morning away from the office. I was periodically checking the time on my watch, and I was extremely productive. I was getting things done in record time, until I...
Did trusted journalism die with the typewriter?
I wonder what a case would look like to protect the screen or, if it is dropped, will it bounce around?
When citing predictions made by market research companies, analysts, psychics, etc., it would be nice to know what the predictor's historic track record has been on similar predictions that are now verifiable.
I cannot comment on the Apple map app as I still use iOS 5 on my iPhone 4.  I have avoided using Google's map app after blindly trusting it to get me from Chicago to Florida last summer.  First, Google directed me to go through Louisville despite major road construction on I-65, where there was only one lane of traffic on the Ohio River bridge.  If I had only followed Mapquest's first and second recommendation of going through Cincinnati, I would have saved over 4 hours...
    I hold nothing against Abraham Lincoln for instituting the federal income tax.  I am a procrastinator and pay my taxes on April 15th (unless, like this year, when the 15th fell on a Sunday).  Abraham Lincoln died on April 15th.  Thus the remembrance of the death of the greatest man (in my opinion) in American history.  
Every year when I pay my federal income tax, I am in remembrance of Lincoln's death.
What's a watch?
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