Thursday Morning Remix (The “Post” Edition)

Interesting Conversations
The Blog Herald claims that Syntagama’s blog designs are “dizzying and nauseating.”

The music insiders and wannabes talk about the decline of digital downloads

The Sex Thread.


Interesting posts
The real reason RSS matters.

Robert Bruce interviewed.

p2p insurance

p2p politics

The Transquoter

First is was with the ‘Friend’s In Low Places’ guy. Now check out Wal-Mart’s latest foray into the music business.

The cult of personality.

Big Brother, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, money and more!

ABC vs. iTunes (winner ABC)

The history of the United States Postal Service

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14 Comments on “Thursday Morning Remix (The “Post” Edition)”

  1. Mark Says:

    ABC is a Disney company. Steve Jobs, now that the merger of Pixar and Disney is completed is the single largest shareholder of Disney stock and, of course, still CEO of Apple.

    ABC -v- iTunes? Me thinks there is more to this scenario, and it’ll be interesting to watch over time.

  2. chartreuse Says:

    Free always wins.

  3. Andy H Says:

    From the buffet link:

    Meanwhile, Warren Buffet’s granddaughter is wiping some kids ass. She is a nanny for some rich people. Funny how ironic that is; Buffet worked all his life to better himself and let’s his descendants start at the bottom all over again without any real hope of touching his legacy at any point in time. It’s not that making your own way is bad. A lot of us don’t have the luxury of a trust fund, but I believe that at some point, if your family has billions, some of it should go the way of the kids and grand kids. Some sort of financial maneuvering could be set up to save taxes and help out generations of Buffets to come.

    speechless.

    http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060623/1027995.asp

  4. Mark Says:

    Before we shed too many tears for Buffet’s granddaughter and her middle-class life, lets take a moment to think about the indirect access she has to whatever she wants.

    She’s already gotten the attention of television talking heads and politicos for no other reason than she’s related to Warren. Think about all the opportunities she could create for herself just by having direct access to a man with that much money and power.

    If you were one degree seperated from the second most wealthy person in the world, would you create opportunities, or sob because it wasn’t just handed to you?

    The answer to that is the difference between failure and success.

  5. chartreuse Says:

    I was going to do an entire post on the Buffett daughter situation but it’s a little too political for this blog.

    I think Buffet is right.

    And it’s ironic that the same people who think that it’s wrong to give people welfare without work think it’s ok to pass on enough money to kids so they don’t have to work.

    Entitlement is entitlement. I’m against it in any situation. (unless it’s my kid!)

  6. Brian Says:

    Buffett did the right thing — free money ruins people. And he was smart to give the money to Gates… that man’s legacy will end up shiny. despite Microsoft.

  7. range Says:

    Ok, didn’t think my rant would make it onto Chartreuse, but one thing I’ve learned is any publicity is good publicity.

    Feel free to read the comments on that post, there is a continuing discussion about this. I kind of played devil’s advocate on that rant, just sick about people having billions.

  8. range Says:

    Oh and charity is great. In any type of form. I just don’t like Bill Gates, that’s all.

  9. chartreuse Says:

    I think Bill will b remembere more for his charity work than for Microsoft.

  10. range Says:

    Point well taken, probably. Corporations try to reinvent themselves as they go along, to keep innovating in their fields.

    Gates started the company up, how much real decisions he made until recently, is questionable. It’s like the corporation takes on a life of it’s own.

  11. Andy H Says:

    There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Buffet did the right thing. The man is amazing. Not just for his investing skills, but for his conscience, will and character.


  12. Buffett – legendary.


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