This is a plea to President Obama and the Congress. Let us prevent foreign engineers and scientists from working at any healthcare related business – healthcare machine makers (X-Rays, CT-Scanners, etc.), software makers (diagnostics etc.), pharmaceutical reserearch and many others. After all, none of them are certified & regulated engineers and scientists – we can’t trust their foreign degrees and the decision makers who hire them – these people could end up degrading our healthcare and hurting, even killing millions of us Americans.
So, machines (also known as computers) have been threatening to take over our jobs for decades and are indeed encroaching (automating) our lives. But, there is one aspect where they lag by decades: Creativity.
Amazon responded to a customer complaint for not having won a $299 laptop. The response is worth a million (or a million smiles at least).
And kudos to Jeff Bezos and Amazon for encouraging a culture that rewards (or at least allows) such creativity.
[Hat tip to Seth Godin, himself a creative genius.]
Nick took umbrage at Michael Krigsman post entitled Robert Scoble doesn’t understand enterprise software . He responds with Michael Krigsman doesn’t understand enterprise software. In keeping with the Holiday spirit, I am here to take this to the next logical level. 😉
3 Reasons Nick Carr doesn’t get it when it comes to.. umm.. anything:
- The amorality of Web 2.0: He believes that the Web2.0 is amoral. He clearly refuses to acknowledge the genocide in Darfur. What’s next, support for Al Qaeda?
- Sharecropping the long tail: In this piece that reflects gross insensitivity to the long history of sharecropping’s association with slavery (see Wikipedia entry), Nick tries to advocate this egregious practice.
- The ignorance of crowds: Oh, how easy it is to make fun of the average. Does he not know that 50% of Americans are below average? How can he turn his back on half the nation that has given us so much.
I am here to extend a hand of friendship this Holiday Season to Nick, if he agrees to not blog for the rest of the year. Otherwise, as Fake Steve nicely puts it: Negative people upset me.
– Word to the humor challenged: If you can’t get the fact that this is obviously sarcastic take at the trend to grab headline attention by attacking well-known personalities, I feel sorry for you. Also, my Nigerian Uncle left some money for you.
– Note to myself: Stop reading Fake Steve’s blog. He can get away with stuff, you cannot.
My blog is now worth $5 trillion dollars. My best friend (now, BFF) agreed to buy a 0.0000000010% stake in anshublog.com for $50.
I will hold an IPO in December and the shares will be priced at $85 (of course, there will 58,823,529,411 shares outstanding).
You can obtain a prospectus by sending me $25 by PayPal. 😉
Learning from Facebook
Here are some practical ways of applying this method (there is a method to this madness) to great advantage in other spheres of life:
- Propose with a 1% 10-Caret Diamond Ring: This would be 0.1 Caret ring but would make your fiance feel like a (1o-Caret) Princess (cut).
- Tell your boss you have been offered a $300K job: You can ensure that you are not lying by asking your friend (who will then be your BFF) to pay you $10 for a 3-minute chore such as washing a dish. The trick is to annualize your salary.
- Tell friends your blog gets 7.27 million-views-per-year: Note that you must not state that you get 7.27 million views in one year. In stead, state that you got hit at this rate – the trick is to measure over a 10 second period where you get 2 or more hits.
Send me your ideas. I am sure there are millions of good ideas I can come up with (since I came up with 3 in last 13 minutes – I just need to extrapolate.)
What do you think?