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"Off I fly, careering far
In chase of Pollys, prettier far
Than any of their namesakes are
—The Polymaths and Polyhistors,
Polyglots and all their sisters."
Title: The Devil Among Scholars
By: Thomas Moore
Originally posted by swoopaloop
in the past 3 years of my life. I have purchased 2 new LCD flat screen TVs. On each of these TV's I didn't buy the extended warranty thinking "That's how they get ya!".
Boy was I wrong. After both of these TVs broke (in the exact same way) I learned that They still "Get ya". But here's how:
They make the Tech using cheap parts so that they break quickly.
New technology is released very quickly these days. So after about a year when your "old" tech breaks, you're forced to buy another new tv to get access to the new tech.
A TV made in the 70 will still work today. A TV made in 2005 will be very crappy and probably won't even work today.
Originally posted by nh_ee
Bill Gates....at least he paid Paul Allen for what he was worth....have you seen his yacht ?
The ensuing rise of stock in the company's 1986 initial public offering (IPO) made an estimated four billionaires and 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees.
When Apple went public, it generated more capital than any IPO since Ford Motor Company in 1956 and instantly created more millionaires (about 300) than any company in history.
Originally posted by PrimalRed
You think the guy that made horse drawn carriages did not have a few good arguments when the car became popular?