* Posts by Thomas Smith

2 posts • joined 14 Mar 2008

FROSTY MISTRESS of the Outer System: Pluto yields to probe snapper

Thomas Smith


Another reason why the U.S. should give up the idiotic measurement system used and go with the standard, which is the metric system. One reson for the US not switching is the belief of many of its folks that the current system is the same as in the Bible.

The U.S, back in the 1950s, should have been at the forefront of the conversion to the standard system


Disney doesn't want AOL either

Thomas Smith

Unwanted AOL

Agreeing to be acquired by AOL is the latest in a series of idiotic mistakes made by Time Warner. Suspect that the reason was due to the change of corporate ownership clause in Levin's contract.

Anyway, AOL has from the start been considered worth more than it was. Never liked it.

Time Inc made mostly illogical decisions up until Henry Luce was no longer around. Some of its ill fated acquisitions included Temple Industries, Inland, and Warner. It has been willing to make equal illogical decisions to get rid of things too. The latest is the plan to get rid of Time Warner Cable, which the company invested billions to acquire the systems and billions to upgrade TWC into one of the most advanced. Now it is getting rid of it to meet the short term interest of short term stockholders.