Thursday, August 27, 2009

Creative Destruction

1. Mobile phones replace alarm clocks.

2. 158 million U.S. Internet users watched online video in July, the largest audience ever recorded. Online video reached another all-time high in July with a total of 21.4 billion videos viewed during the month.

3. Toyota to Close Union Plant in California, the first time Toyota has ever closed a U.S. plant.

Originally posted at Carpe Diem.

7 Comments:

At 8/27/2009 4:17 PM, Blogger Ben Eng said...

I myself have completely switched to using my Blackberry as my alarm clock for the past two years. There is a definite advantage to its portability for business travelers, and having the same familiar wake-up tone no matter where I am in the world.

Now, if only mobile device vendors would see this trend and add auto-timezone adjustments, so that the alarm would go off at the appropriate LOCAL time no matter where you travel...

 
At 8/27/2009 4:41 PM, Blogger 1 said...

From CATO by Chris Edwards: Federal Pay Continues Rapid Ascent

 
At 8/27/2009 4:41 PM, Blogger OA said...

Toyota closing a union plant in California? No need to look further than the two reasons in the headline to understand the decision.

 
At 8/27/2009 7:24 PM, Blogger sethstorm said...


"Creative Destruction"

Interesting that the destruction side is cited more often when Schumpeter is invoked. Especially when the target is something US-based.


Toyota closing a union plant in California?

Now we know why they lawyered up a while back with the usual hired gun law firms. That is, they lawyered up with the folks who attack citizens as well as unions.

 
At 8/27/2009 7:27 PM, Blogger sethstorm said...


Now, if only mobile device vendors would see this trend and add auto-timezone adjustments, so that the alarm would go off at the appropriate LOCAL time no matter where you travel...

They do.

Just don't get the Chinese knockoff.

 
At 8/27/2009 10:03 PM, Blogger randian said...

Now, if only mobile device vendors would see this trend and add auto-timezone adjustments, so that the alarm would go off at the appropriate LOCAL time no matter where you travel...


My phone automatically sets its time zone when it powers up. Try shutting yours down and restarting.

 
At 8/27/2009 11:38 PM, Blogger OA said...

Blackberries do not update automatically. The time zone has to be set manually. It's the way they've always been.

Check a Blackberry forum about it for the reasons. Supposedly later versions of OS 5.0 have changed it.

 

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