… Heard a radio interview in which a Smithsonian official talked about gifts that have been rejected since they are too big. These include the America’s Cup Racing Yacht of Oracle chairman Larry Ellison, and Ellison’s ego. … Watching my computer last night, it occurred to me how glad I am Microsoft does not make automobiles. “Please do not turn off your car while we apply these 19,000 updates.” ,,, Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, who left office for bad behavior is running for New York City comptroller against Kristin Davis, who served time for running a house of ill repute. We can just see the debate. “Madam,” the moderator says. “Are you addressing me or describing my occupation?” Davis responds. While news reports are denying claims Spitzer patronized Davis’ establishment, these two would make a good running mate, sort of a vertically integrated team of sleaze and we could have mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner out front waving the flag, or whatever he chooses to wave.. … Politics has taken its toll on level of trust we have in our leaders. Asked to define the phase “house of ill repute”, 20 percent of those surveyed said the House of Representatives.Last modified on Friday, 12 July 2013
RANDOM THOUGHTS: ELIOT SPITZER
Twinkies are returning to the market next week. Our long nightmare is almost over. … Archaeologists say they have discovered some of the world's oldest known primitive writing. I guess they stumbled across some of my old notebooks. … On the Dr. Oz show this week there was a demonstration of a a new smart fork that helps eat people less. “It periodically calls out “Hey, fat ass. You’re eating too much.”
Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community with his email newsletters for 10 years. And he has been covering this market through print publications for 18 years, first as technology editor of Accounting Today and then as the Editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through 2009. He has covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time and continues to address that as executive editor of the Progressive Accountant.