Thursday, June 04, 2009

The Daily Dozen

  1. Palm's Pre takes on the iPhone. Among many of the Pre innovations, one of the coolest is the Touchstone charging stand.
  2. It's time for a new relationship with food.
  3. Updated Macbooks outperform their unibody counterparts. Does this mean Apple will announce some upgrades ot the unibody Macbooks next week? I hope so.
  4. Gay marriage in New Hampshire. That makes six states that now permit gay marriage under state law. Three of these by legislation.
  5. How far do you sit from your HDTV? I don't have one yet, so I suppose I have to say very far away...
  6. Ever wonder what the net worth was of personal finance bloggers?
  7. What Harvard graduates are doing: "The number of seniors entering finance and consulting has fallen from 47 percent in 2007 to 39 percent in 2008 to 20 percent for the current Class of 2009." More info after the link.
  8. Another upside to the down economy: "Good news: people who still have jobs are having a much easier time driving to work. Traffic congestion is down as much as 30 percent in 99 of the country’s 100 largest metro areas. In Washington, D.C., famous for gridlock of all kinds, traffic has fallen 24 percent during rush hour. San Francisco saw travel times fall 12 percent this year. Thanks, recession!"
  9. Is a "Federalism Amendment" to the US Constitution a good idea?
  10. Time to shorten patent terms?
  11. Students relying on loans wonder whether debt forgiveness plans will last. This may hit teachers and law students particularly hard.
  12. American history in three men. "According to my research, the oldest living Justice right now is John Paul Stevens. He was born in 1920, and at the time, the oldest living Justice was, of course, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., born in 1841 when the oldest living Justice was Gabriel Duvall. Duvall was born in 1752! He was [23] years old when the Declaration of Independence was signed."

1 comment:

thinking said...

I agree about the Pre Touchstone charging stand. One has to think that in time this will become the norm for all such devices.

It's good to see Palm back and competing again; interestingly the driving force behind Palm are some former Apple execs...go figure.

And next week is the big Apple should be fun!