Not sure what to say about the Bulletin's layoffs.
I mean, I'd rather not see it happen. I like having a local newspaper. I don't think anything I see online could substitute for it.
I suppose I could point out that they overexpanded during the Bend boom, but so did just about everyone else.
So I see it as strictly unfortunate.
Linda is back to writing, and she has taken my dislike of Jack Welch to another level. She uses pictures of real people as background for her characters, and she's decided that Jack Welch's degenerate face fits that of one of her major villains. Heh.
So there was an article about how, even though the Old Mill is losing three retailers, they are going to make up for it by having temporary holiday stores.
Thing is, I would've thought nothing of the three retailers leaving -- except the article seems like sort of a "Don't look here, we're really doing good" kind of article.
Plus, installing temporary stores sort of admits they don't have anyone prospective for those spaces.
Like I said, I probably wouldn't have thought anything of it, if they hadn't made a big deal out of it themselves.
Holding to my -- "No Politics" pledge.
H.Bruce came in to pick up my manuscript, and I met his wife and they seemed a fit and relaxed and nice couple. I like seeing that.
She has finally retired, apparently, so they are going to be making their long wished for escape from Bend, which is too bad.
Maybe they'll find they miss the town and come back.
Amazon admits that the Kindle is a "loss-leader" for them.
Willy Nilly, they really want to take over the world.
But the thing about never making money at the expense of taking over the world. If anything happens -- new technology, new competitor, anything -- they may have taken over the world to no purpose.
That last hand in a poker game -- no matter how much you've won throughout the game -- can take all your winnings.
They are assuming they'll stay on top.
Tell that to Microsoft and General Motors.
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