Thursday, August 11, 2005

Last night was another night working the phone. It looks like we will have enough girls for a team, assuming everyone that said "yes" actually follows through. I watched Dancer in the Dark as well. "Different" is pretty much the only thing that comes to mind. "Leisurely stroll" is another. And "odd." Definitely "odd."

From today's skim of the internet:

Another retired NASA engineer calls for the grounding of the shuttle and the development of a new vehicle. Money quote: "The United States is presently fourth in the ability to put humans reliably into space, behind Russia, China, and Burt Rutan." Ouch!! That's going to leave a mark.

FedEx demonstrates how to create a public relations nightmare. A guy who cannot afford real furniture uses FedEx shipping boxes to build his own, then publishes pictures of it on the internet. FedEx threatens legal action under DMCA. Huh?!?!? I would think FedEx could afford lawyers that know the difference between copyright and trademark infringement. I would also think that FedEx could afford PR people that had the balls to smack down the lawyers before they do something monumentally stupid.

Speaking of a public relations nightmare, this is what a corporation looks like when it acts the part of a two-year-old child sticking his fingers in his ears and saying "La la la la la la la la la I can't hear you!!"

That's all I have time for today.

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