Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

Douglas Adams had an asteroid named after him - Asteroid 2001 DA42. The name combines the year of his death, his initials, and the answer to the Ultimate Question of life, the universe, and everything... Facebook market cap tumbled by $34 billion after Trump ban. I could see them continue to tumble from three main factors: A - subscribers are their product and many are logging off Facebook for good because of their heavy-handed censorship; B - foreign governments (Germany and Mexico to start) have called out the banning of Trump as unacceptable and the move will only make Facebook doing business in foreign countries more difficult which will harm the bottom line; and C - people understand that social media in general and Facebook in specific is actually detrimental to mental health. Many of those people won't be coming back to the platform... Hats off to Notre Dame - the only team to hold the Alabama juggernaut under 35-points on the season...  Maybe President Trump got banned from Twitter because he Tweeted "Learn to code." Ever think of that?... 

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