I have started to drink tea on a regular basis. This confirms to me two things: I am old and british.
the new Tv On The Radio and Okkervil River albums is a nice laid back sunday soundtrack.
So far we have had:
- Weezer - El Scorcho
- Nine Inch Nails - Closer
- Smashing Pumpkins - Zero
- Beyonce - Crazy in Love
And still 40 mins to go!
Nintendo only has 3000 employees? Some companies have way too many employees, to the point where the total is less than the sum of the parts?
Add this to the info from Daring Fireball (yes, again):Hewlett-Packard Cuts 25,000 Jobs After E.D.S. Purchase ★
Ashlee Vance, reporting for the NYT:
The computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard announced on Monday that it would eliminate 24,600 jobs, or 7.5 percent of its work force, as part of its plan for digesting the computer services giant Electronic Data Systems, which it acquired for $13.9 billion in August.
“It’s an odd statistic, yes, but also an interesting one! The Financial Times have looked at some of the world’s top-earning companies, and worked out how much cash each generates per capita (ie divide the total profit by the total number of employees). Each worker at money grubbers Goldman Sachs, for example, is worth $1.24 million. Google employees can “only” manage $626,000. But Nintendo employees? Every one of the 3000 workers at Nintendo Towers generates $1.6 million. Yes, even the tea lady.”
Just flicked to a programme called ‘Axe Men’ on Five. Disappointingly, it seems to be about men who chop down things with axes rather than awesome guitarists.
David Foster Wallace.
I’m not really familiar (yet) with David Foster Wallace, but this strikes me as being very true. In my mind, one of the problems is knowing what you want to think also, and then exercising control to think that way. via Daring Fireball
would be better if you could limit it to 7 songs.
And I’m here to ruin your day. These make it a little less lame:defaults write com.apple.iTunes show-genre-when-browsing -bool FALSE defaults write com.apple.iTunes show-store-arrow-links -bool FALSE
I think its best to take the hedgehog approach to the rest of the evening.