… Scott’s rule of airports. The things you have to do before you get to the gate will eat up all available time before boarding. … Five things I hate about Vegas: the heat, the amount of distance you have to walk, waiting in lines, the expense, the phoniness. … In terms of “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” I have concluded that what happens is you lose your money, which stays in Vegas. … Somebody said the costs in New York are higher. I said, “Yeah, but in New York, you’re not asked to open up a manhole and start throwing in all your money.” … To accurately reflect activities, there’s a new casino under construction called ‘The Money Pit”. … In its usual spirit of commerce, one of the casinos is showing an updated version of the classic statue, now labeled Venus de Armani. But Vegas always has such a great customer service attitude--it's so refreshing to see that at work in the ads "Girls direct to You". …. … The U.S. Department of Commerce has declared that because of inflation a picture is now worth 783 words. In other news, anyone who says they will give their right arm for something will have to cough up an arm and a half. Anything that previous cost an arm and a leg is now out of the reach of most consumers.Last modified on Saturday, 23 August 2014
RANDOM THOUGHTS: HARRISON FORD
In the latest episode of the movie franchise, Harrison Ford, as the intrepid, but aging adventurer, stars in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Prunes” in which Indy seeks the ancient secrets of regularity. Indy has to let a culprit go as he comes up wheezing in his attempt to pursue the evil-doer.... An ill-advised, but lesser-known sequel, starred Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in "Indiana Jones: the Fat's in the Fire" in which the rotund politician dies after he's too wide to pass through the narrowing doorway of a pyramid.
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.