... This year is the thirtieth anniversary of Apple's revolutionary Macintosh computer. Happy anniversary Mac. Just think if founder Steve Jobs were alive today? He'd say, "I'm not interested in history. I'm interested in the future" and refuse to blow out the candles or come to the party. I'm not sure what anniversary it is of Apples' copying the look and feel of the Mac from the Xerox Star. ... A court this week found Minute Maid found not liable for a rodent that was found it a can of its frozen lemonade. The fruit juice company will now offer Rodent Plus and Rodent Less drinks. Ads will promote the former as having a real bite. ... In a move to boost earnings, Disney has decided to eliminate what it calls redundancy in the ranks of its cartoon characters. It will lay off Dale and Goofy, but keep Chip and Pluto. The seven dwarfs will be given the opportunity to audition for the remaining five spots. No decision has yet been made on Huey, Louie and Dewey. The entertainment giant is also seeking to decertify the International Brotherhood of Dwarfs in order to cut employee pay and benefits. A tearful Mickey Mouse termed the departing cast as "Some of the finest cartoon characters I've had the pleasure to know and work with." ... Someone asked what my business philosophy is. "I follow the Marie Antoinette business philosophy," I replied. "Marie Antoinette?" "Yes' it's all about execution."Last modified on Thursday, 30 January 2014
RANDOM THOUGHTS: BIEBER
In the latest episode of "Leave it to Bieber", Ward counsels the Biebe on how to beat a breathalyzer test. Noted that Justin adopted the Mel Gibson School of DUI approach to having his mug shot taken. And Justin is now in the running for this year's "Lindsay Lohan Life-time Achievement Award." .... Read a promising article that said Phillip Morris would product a medical marijuana cigarette. I was very disappointed that it turns out it was a satirical story. I had already put a call into my prescription plan to see if it was covered.
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.