Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Why the Barcode on Google Search Page?

Most of you probably have this answer already, but if not, today marks the 57th birthday of the barcode. And believe me, this was quite an achievement that changed the way people shop today. My only question is was it really that important than some other discoveries that Google ignores? Sure, Google is a technology company, and their main focus should be just that, but I can think of tons of electronic inventions that did not make the spotlight. Was there a picture of a phone on Google's main webpage to signify Alexander Graham Bell's great discovery on March 10th of 1876? How about the birth of wireless technology, like cell phones? This would seem pretty close to Google's heart with the upcoming release of the Google phone. Bear in mind, this is no boycott or slamming of Google, I just thought it was interesting they chose this day, this invention, to be showcased, when so many others are skipped over.

By the way, if you are wondering, if you place the bar code into a reader, the message is "Google".

Friday, October 2, 2009

2016 Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro: Good try Mr. Obama

Despite the efforts of our current Commander-in-Chief, the 2016 Olympics will be held in Rio De Janeiro. President Obama has also been wildly criticized for supporting this effort. It is no secret these days that our country has a lot of problems that needs working on between the mortgage crisis, the economy, unemployment, health care, and many more issues that need to be addressed. With all those issues, should President Obama spend the better part of a day travelling to Chicago to help out with this cause? The Republican answer was of course not. There were many more pressing issues that he should have been dealing with, and he was just doing this to show favor to his hometown. However, if the Olympic committee decided to have the Olympics in Chicago, money would have poured in to rebuild the local infrastructure and many jobs would have been created, which would be great for the economy. Tourism would have gone through the roof, and that produces lots of tax revenue, simulating the local economy, as well as the country’s economy. My honest opinion is that I understand why he chose to help out, but I think with his trouble convincing the public, and congress, his health care changes, maybe he should have stayed in DC and worked on these pressing issues. Now don’t get me wrong. I am not an Obama-hater that thinks everything he does is wrong. After all, he did say Kanye West is a jacka$$!