YMW Nelly (Jarnell Demons) CC BY-SA 4.0Sears, trying to survive still, is reviving a decade’s old advertising campaign. “We’ve painted the interior of hundreds of closed stores with Sears best latex paint.”

Of course, the company is trying to re-emerge under the ownership of the same person who has led it off the cliff. As the navigator of the Titanic was reported to have said “What iceberg?” … Speaking of troubled retail operations, Toys Were Us is also reported to be trying a resurrection and is undergoing treatment at the Island of Misfit Retailers. The troubles with retail will be reflected in Jeopardy 2030 in which one of the questions will be “What was a mall?” …I am waiting for the TV advertisement in which the family joyously takes off into the snow storm in their SUV and is ticketed for violating state emergency declarations. … JPMorgan Chase is the first major bank to create its own cryptocurrency. We can look forward to an era in which you open an account and “Get your own, Bank of America Bucks”. Pay your bills with this valuable private money.”  … Note to rappers—do not compose songs that sound like a plan. YMW Melly (Jamell Demons), who wrote “Murder on My Mind” has been charged with murdering last year two friends who were part of his group. The song is the modern update to “Gentle on My Mind”, made famous by the late Glen Campbell.

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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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