News for December 2013
Christmas Morning Time-Lapse
Another Job-Ending Tweet
So this PR Director tweets a terrible comment – probably while drunk. She’ll lose her job, certainly. Ouch – and Merry Christmas!
I Wish It was Christmas Today, redux
I’ve watched SNL for years – and when this aired in 2000, I (like most viewers I’m sure) thought it was pretty catchy in a dorky way. Which ultimately made it funny.
So did Julian Casablancas of the Strokes – who recorded it 4 years ago. A new Christmas Classic.
Apparently, This Guy was Wrong
In his article “Why the Web Won’t Be Nirvana“, written in 1995, Clifford Stoll makes some bold predictions that, today, make him look like a jack-ass.
It is definitely and interesting read, though – when you take in to account just what it was like 18 years ago.
Not for Astronauts
Tablets vs Servers
Tablets will be coming soon to a restaurant near you. Now you won’t have to speak to waitstaff to eat out, and you will even be able to ignore those accompanying you at said dinner while playing tablet games at the table. Ugh.
But seriously – Applebee’s and Chili’s are both saying this move won’t result in layoffs of waiters/waitresses. Sure. With turnover as high as it is in the sector, they won’t need to – they just won’t replace them as they leave. Seriously – to think they would be foolish enough to keep that kind of overhead seems a bit silly.
Personally, I think this was just a matter of time and is a small sign of the inevitable in so many similar sectors. I’m okay with it – it’s just evolution and the future. But I can’t help but wonder how, in 20 years, this will affect the sector and similar ones out there …
Welcome to the Future!