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Archive - 2004


February 23rd

Zip.ca

So I've yet to subscribe, or at least sign up for the free trial... but I'm certainly considering it.

Zip.ca is a new, Ottawa-based, movie rental business that patterns itself after Netflix, who is found south of the border.

February 21st

Two-Tier Healthcare

You know, I've spent a long time - as I'm sure many Canadians have - thinking about two-tier healthcare. I see Belinda says she'll investigate it, Ralph says Alberta might have no chance, and the PM P.M. says he won't allow it. I've got a huge problem with two tier healthcare, and don't think I could ever support a government that allowed it.

The part that I have a problem with is that a co-resident private system will likely end up bleeding the public system of the best doctors, facilities, etc.

February 18th

Offshoring... in the long term

You know, a lot of people are afraid of "offshoring" of work from industrialized, western nations to emerging markets such as China, Russia and India. I'm a personally a bit ambivalent... we've created a market that desires products to be produced cheaply, by creating stores like Wal-Mart and the millions of consumers that shop at them. So of course companies, pressured by the likes of these retail behemoths, must do something to lower their cost structures.

February 4th

For Boris: Social Software Makes Revenue Headway

Just read this Globe and Mail article. Seems social software is making some headway, maybe even as a revenue generating service for some places. I must preface this with my thoughts that social software has been around for ages and isn't anything new... maybe the uses are somewhat new, and hopefully Boris and the crew at Zerendpity can figure out some good ones.
See the article by clicking Read More below.

January 23rd

Unpublished Article...

I've decided to unpublish this article. I'm sorry that I wrote it and am simply tired of the comments being made here.

January 22nd

Visors in the NHL

Reading this Maple Leafs Watch, I found this comment from Gary Roberts:

"I don't have a problem with guys wearing it," Roberts said. "But if you're (a physical) type of player, you take the risk that a visor can cut you."

Ok, I love Gary, but that is simply ridiculous... which would you rather do? Risk cutting your cheek with the visor... or risk losing an eye because the silly players in the NHL can't keep their sticks below their waists.

January 20th

Belinda Stronach - Interesting

Well,she made it official today. She's running for the leadership of the Conservative party, but not only that, she's going to run for parliament no matter what.

Bequest to Sally Ann

Just reading on the Globe and Mail site, that an heir to the McDonald's fortune as bequested a huge sum of money to the Sally Ann. When I say huge, I mean huge. $1.5 Billion US. That's crazy, it's the largest ever gift to a charitable foundation.

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