Daily Archives: November 10, 2008

What is happening to the old media?

According to Andrew Sullivan,

“The Christian Science Monitor will become a weekly; Time Inc. is going on an austerity budget; the NYT is reeling. The move to digital is inevitable. But some media giants probably won’t survive the crossing, especially if this recession endures, as it surely will.”

Sure, people were lining up for newspapers after Obama was elected, but that was more for a souvenir than to read the news.

Pretty soon, the equation will be:

 digital media = The media.

Meanwhile, in an alternative universe….

According to the nytimes.com,

“Despite billions upon billions of dollars in losses in the financial industry, there still appear to be some people on Wall Street who are optimistic about their year-end bonuses.

An online survey conducted last month by eFinancialCareers.com, a career Web site, found that more than a third of the 1,400 people who responded said they expected to receive larger bonuses this year than they did last year. A remarkable 10 percent thought their bonuses might rise 33 percent or more.”

Try not to think about this when you are opening your fourth quarter financial statements. Better yet, take note of any firms that do give out bonuses. If one of those firms are someone you do business with, take your business elsewhere and tell them why.

Quote of the Day

“Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

— Mark Twain

Quote of the Day

The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger at the broken places.

— Ernest Hemingway

….Found at Ernest Hemingway Quotes

Why I like the Nike Air Zoom Explosion Road Shoe

Normally I don’t buy Nike shoes. My feet are wide and I find New Balance and Saucony fit my feet better than Nike.

That said, I tried on these Nike’s while shopping for new shoes this weekend, and I really liked them. For one thing, there is little to them but good cushioning. For people with pronation problems, this would not be a good shoe, but for runners like me, it is great! For years I’ve looked around for a low cost, lightweight shoe with good cushioning, and I think these Nike’s fit the bill. I took them out for a run tonight and I thought they felt great. The ache in my knee went away, and it felt like I had nothing on my feet.

I am not sure why these don’t feel tight like previous Nike shoes. It could be because the uppers are hardly there: just some mesh and a few straps. No leather or vinyl to bind the foot.

I also had tried the Nike Lunar Trainers before, but I like these for the great price. 

Plus they look great.

You can get more information on them over at the NikeStore.