Garland of Flowers
Reading some of the ideas in "How to make the most of UK Innovation" makes me suspect Steve Bong chaired the group that produced it...
74 posts • joined 31 Oct 2012
> As of October 2014, Google says the plugins most frequently launched
> by Chrome users were Microsoft Silverlight, Google Talk, Java,
> Facebook's video chat plugin, the Unity gaming engine, and
> Google Earth, in that order.
I must be living in the dark ages, I've don't use any of those plugins.
And yet, I don't feel I'm missing very much somehow....
>>And the lawyers keep on getting richer....
'twas ever so. I'm not aware of any legal system which actually seeks justice, truth and fairness for the parties involved, the whole set up is designed to keep the laywers in yachts.
The British satirical magazine Private Eye hit the nail on the head many years ago now when it printed a photo of a high profile libel lawyer and their client following the failure of their case in court. A speech bubble added to the client said "We lost", the speech bubble added to the lawyer said "No, YOU lost. Here's my invoice".
>> It was the wettest decade since 1901, except for the 1950s...
Doesn't that just mean it was the wettest decade since the 1950s?? Why do they even mention 1901 if that decade was not as wet as the 1950s?? Seems to be a poor attempt to make it sound more dramatic than it actually is.
I feel for the employees whose jobs are under threat from this development, I hope they are able to find new work.
Sadly though the writing has been on the wall for some time. High street retailers who concentrate on one are of the market like HMV and Jessops have really had the rug pulled from under their feet over the past few years. Locked into long leases on some of the stores with no flexibility when times are hard has meant they are just not agile enough.
The strongest high street retailers seem to be those who have product lines crossing many categories such as department stores - perhaps that model is the best hope for the future?
That might be true of prints knocked out on a colour laser or cheap inkjet, but if you use one of the high end printers from Epson or Canon that use pigment inks, and then look after the prints properly (as you need to do with chemical prints), their lifespan will be comparable to chemical prints.
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