Males are driven to reproduce, evolutionarily speaking, but there is no scientific way of measuring to what extent that desire consumes their everyday lives. Thankfully, for world productivity as a whole, seven seconds seems a gross overstatement, as best researchers can tell.
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66% of online Republicans and 58% of online Democrats think that the internet is full of misinformation according to a recent article on ZDNet.
Well, Sherlock comes to mind here!
Of course the internet is full of misinformation. Thing is information isn’t the truth anyway. It’s only a series of events or happenings from one persons viewpoint. It’s information, sure, but truth?
Anyhow, a large majority of those bemoaning about the Internet, are probably those that unquestionably believe the garbage pumped out of the idiot box on Fox, or CNN. Much of that is misinformation too, and quite a lot is out and out BS.
In fact, I’ve gotten to the point that I almost never watch TV news, preferring to read what’s going on, via the Internet, and then making my own value judgments on what I’ve read. Many people only believe what they want to believe anyhow. If you want to agree with Bill O’Reilly, then you’ll only get the soundbites that you want to hear, the rest you’ll poo-poo or ignore. That’s human nature to a large extent.
I try to read a number of sources to try and get a balanced view of what’s occurring.
Having said all that, how many people are more concerned which of he latest celebrity tarts is in rehab this week, than the state of the economy?
Perhaps these people find the internet full of misinformation, as there’s too much to have to read to get the information that want, instead of having some pictures and meaningless sound bites thrown at them?
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It always makes me smile when some folks think that working for yourself must be so wonderful. To a large extent it is, but on the other side of the fence, you have, at least in a small business, the tasks of being the boss, with the responsibilities that it brings, and also the worker, at the same time. Well not at exactly the same time but well, I’m sure you get my drift.
It must be great not having a boss they say. Well yes in a way it is, but in another way, you have as many bosses as you have clients, and the art is letting them all think they are #1, which is, of course, not possible at all times, so you try to become adept at prioritization.
Do I have favorites? You bet I do! Some clients are great to work with, and some are the pits. Thing is, the ones that are the pits still write a check, so you have to tend to them too.Also you never know if your favorite clients will still be here to be clients at all, particularly in the present climate, so it often pays to hold onto some of those pain in the rear ones, that in a more buoyant economic climate you might let go.
Some are willing to pay more than others, and while there is a bottom line, I don’t believe in overcharging either, even if, in some cases you can get away with it. I like to think I’m ethical about my dealings, even if some of those I deal with are not.
Anyway, it’s 9am as I write, and it’s off to do some more of the daily wheeling and dealing out there!
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