“I’m going to go out on a limb here and state that this is how Apple can spend its first post-Jobs decade: Perfecting the manufacture and distribution of electronic devices that use natural resources without despoiling the environment, without involvement in war, without harm to civilians or to animal life, and especially with protections for workers assembling those devices”—Joe Clark, “The conflict-free iPhone”
“Seattle may be the closest match, with an LRT that travels in a tunnel downtown but then emerges to run in the median of a four-lane major avenue through a low-density suburban environment on its way to Sea-Tac airport. It is not quite as fast as an all-underground configuration, but it was designed and built in the time it took Toronto to plan and cancel Transit City. And the fare for the 31 minute ride from Sea-Tac to downtown Seattle? $2.75”—
“Netfix Overseas Snapshot
Canada—“The market opportunity in Canada is exciting enough that we continue to invest in the content library, meaning that we’ll run at roughly break even for two quarters, and we expect to return to a positive contribution profit starting in Q3 of this year, two years after our initial launch.”—
“In this information age, people are sharing personal information about themselves in new ways, including through personal blogs and social networking sites. They need to be made aware of how their personal information may be used.”—Op-Ed: Beware of ‘Surveillance by Design’,” Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian
A $250 billion per year loss would be almost $800 for every man, woman, and child in America. And 750,000 jobs – that’s twice the number of those employed in the entire motion picture industry in 2010.
The good news is that the numbers are wrong. In 2010, the Government Accountability Office released a report noting that these figures “cannot be substantiated or traced back to an underlying data source or methodology,” which is polite government-speak for “these figures were made up out of thin air.”