Friday, November 21, 2003

Idiotic Labels

Label Makers
Someday Congress will pass a law stating that all horses led to water will be required to drink.

Sound crazy? That's almost as crazy as a new House of Representatives bill called the Menu Education and Labeling Act (also known as MEAL - cute, huh?), which mandates that if you lead customers into a restaurant it's your duty to make them think.

Here's what I think: It's a terrible idea.

This is a dumb idea. People who are intelligent about their food choices are going to know what to eat and those who aren't intelligent about their choices aren't going to read nutrition info. This one would be one of those that Senator Proxmire would have chosen for his Golden Fleece awards. 

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Cool XP Tip

Saw this tip in Computer Shopper magazine this month. "Ever downloaded a file and not been able to remember what it does, how to use it, or where to find an update? Use the Properties Summary page in Windows Explorer to store relevant URLS and other pertinent information related to the file.

To find a file's Properties Summary page, locate and right-click the file in Windows Explorer, and select Properties. Fill in the blanks under the Summary tab. You can provide a category, keywords, and comments,which you can also use to search for lost files. (This tip only works in XP). The downside: You'll need the discipline to fill out the Summary page every time you download a file.

Quote of the Day:
"How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?"
Charles DeGaulle

Site of the Day:

Master Street Painter 

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

The Wal-Mart You May Not Know

Fast Company | The Wal-Mart You Don't Know: "The giant retailer's low prices often come with a high cost. Wal-Mart's relentless pressure can crush the companies it does business with and force them to send jobs overseas. Are we shopping our way straight to the unemployment line?"
If you read anything in this blog,then read this article. Anybody in business who sells to a major customer (I've been there) will sure recognize the pros and cons of this. And the final statement is so telling....  

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

The Dumbing Down of America - Women's Magazines

Stuff and Nonsense
A man would have to wear Kevlar if he ever wanted to approach these women. Sometimes it seems there is something about wearing haute couture that makes you want to suck on the gas pipe.
If you can make it through all the perfume ads, you will find yourself either in the land of stuck up bimbos or happy little fools. A sad state.