RANDOM THOUGHTS: JEOPARDYIn the latest reboot of Batman under development, the caped crusader is tazed by police after law enforcement received complaints about a suspicious character in a costume was hanging around a downtown neighborhood. His troubles continue after his cape is caught in an escalator and Batman is almost killed.

…I finally decided to enter my name on the Internet and find out its meaning. Apparently, it originally meant “Dumbass” in Scottish Gaelic.  … Another classic TV show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” is under way However, President Trump apposed the new version saying, “Vampires are taking jobs that could be filled by hard working Americans”. … Drake getting out of moving car and dancing. An Internet commenter wrote “Would anybody really be that stupid?” Las Vegas is refusing to give odds saying such an event is too likely.  … Wells Fargo is trying to polish its image in a new campaign. It recounts how the founder protected the bank from robbers who found the box they had heisted contained rocks, not the money they were after because of smart planning. The bandits also ended up with several Wells Fargo accounts, they didn’t know they had. … The hype over artificial intelligence is getting out of hand. It’s gotten to the point where B.S. and A.I. have combined to form A.S. Work it out. …Many people have seen videos of test robots delivering goods to home. What has been seen less is a recording of a robot in gaudy make-up standing on a street corner in Manhattan calling out “Hi, sailor.’ … Alex Trebek has discussed the possibility he will leave his long-time job as host of the TV quiz show “Jeopardy” in 2020. While he proposed some replacements, the logical choice is “Watson”, the IBM computer that vanquished two top winners in 2011.

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Bob Scott

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.

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