Americans Vote With Wallets To Say Thanksgiving Is The New Black Friday
Sapna Maheshwari, buzzfeed.com
As much as some people don’t like the idea of starting Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day, it absolutely drew the crowds.
While Americans may tell pollsters that retailers should stay closed on Thanksgiving so that employees can spend…
What could possibly be so worthwhile that you give up a day off? Seriously people… you don’t need whatever it was anyway.
This Is What America’s School Lunches Really Look Like
Maria Godoy, npr.org
School lunch has never been the stuff of foodie dreams. I’m still haunted by the memory of my elementary school cafeteria’s “brain pizza” – a lumpy oval thing topped with fleshy white strips of barely melted mozzarella that clumped…
This is what we feed the future.
Looks like things haven’t changed since I went to high school.
Does it seem odd that with the exception of YouTube every app on the downloaded or purchased list on iPad is a game? And most of them are more child-oriented.
Also interesting not to see a social media app of any kind. Is that more for phones?
Saying goodbye to EveryMe
Great little social networking tool. Really liked the privacy model, design, and simplicity.
The team apparently stopped development and moved on. This is understandable, it’s a crowded space and revenue was not obviously on the way.
Simple restaurant reviews, without the reviews
myfab5 replaces reviews with a ranking system that gets users to choose their favorite 5 restaurants in each category and location.
Interesting concept. I have a real struggle with Yelp reviews in that one person will rate Taco Bell 4 stars and love it whereas for me that doesn’t even count as a restaurant. I always want some sort of leveling guide.
Will try this one out.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Buckminster Fuller (quote heard again at TEDxGöteborg)
I recently rented a car from Enterprise at San Jose airport. I showed up and had to wait in line even though I had reserved ahead of time. Okay, fine, first time renting from them.
I hand the counter agent my credit card and license. Then he types all my information in. Um… that’s what the web was for, right? Why did we go through all of this? The agent was friendly but this was a corporate rental, get me on the road.
Then upstairs to get the car. The car agent guy was friendly and professional. But why was he there?!? Keys in car, get me on the road! But we did an inspection, we talked again about gassing it up. Got it, that’s twice I said I’d leave it without gas.
As I finally pulled out of the lot the friendly manager-type worriedly asked me about customer service. Hey, staff was fine. But the system is wrong. At Avis I get into a car and drive away. That’s all. And how it should be.
Not a huge issue, no major hiccups, but who designs a system to require more people and be less efficient.