The new Fortune has a correction that I find interesting: The mag said Inditex produced "more than 835,000 garments" in 2011. The correct figure is 835 million garments. In my snarky moments, I can think of people who would say "What? 835 million *is* more than 835,000. I wasn't wrong."
Gotta admit, this may be one of the most absurdly false opening statements I've ever encountered: "Ever since the creation of the Internet, the use of public libraries has been on the decline." [Link to the blog post--the author of which also recognizes that the line is false in every respect:...
How sensitivities change: I was reading a probably-deserved bad review for a new "reality" series and hit this: "an 18-year-old with an illegitimate child." And stopped cold. Really? In 2013? "Illegitimate"? From an online publication about media issues, not some right-wing "family" operation? For shame. That child is no more illegitimate than I am
Anybody have recent experience with/comments on elance? Considering whether my writing & other energies should go somewhere where I might at least get lunch money's worth of revenue from them...(at, um, household suggestion...)
I have now read all of a (sort of) book on my Kindle Fire HD 8.9--"Triumph Over Calamity," the Carnival Triumph passenger's insta-e"book." Took less than an hour; it's not much of a book (in several ways). Jes' fine (the experience, not the book), but for now, I'll stick with paper for immersive/slower reading. For now.
Wonderful anecdote in SFChronicle's obituary/remembrance of Dale Robertson: "Starring as stagecoach troubleshooter Jim Hardie in NBC's "Tales of Wells Fargo," he made the role memorable in part because he drew his pistol with his left hand, a quirk that became necessary because he drew so fast with his right hand that the camera missed the action."
Interesting afternoon. Went to see a comedy ("Murder Most Fouled-Up") done by the Asbury Community Players at Asbury United Methodist, my brother's church. Afterward, my wife was asking who Asbury was...and, after my vaguely correct memory, find myself looking up and reminding myself of some Methodist history.
Unusual but nice: Yesterday morning, at least half a dozen robins (which we don't usually see here) were taking showers as the rear lawn was being watered--flying in, standing for a few minutes, flapping their wings, flying out. Distinctly robins: big red breasts.
Trivial but amusing: February TV "sweeps" are essentially over. CBS took first place. ABC took second. Fox took third. The amusing part--or maybe not: NBC was *not* fourth. Univision was. http://www.medialifemagazine.com/cbs-sto...