One of the most frustrating things about writing for the internet is how often you’re exposed to the fact that the Default Demeanor Setting online seems to be seething outrage.A very accurate comment on the state of writing online, from one Cord Jefferson. “Just because someone is mad at you that doesn’t mean you’ve done something wrong,” he adds.
Stay away from it. It’s a mirage basically.Warren Buffett • Discussing Bitcoin during a recent appearance on CNBC. Ironically, he was discussing his $1 billion March Madness contest, which Slate also suggested was a mirage.
They expanded too fast, they had a weak franchisee network. Once the Paneras of the world came along, I think, many consumers thought that was a better quality price point. And Subway came in on the lower end and aggressively promoted themselves as fresh.Restaurant researcher Bob Goldin • Discussing the demise of Quizno’s, the sub chain, which filed for bankruptcy this week in an effort to restructure its debt. It comes after a similar bankruptcy filing from Sbarro, which is unfortunate because everyone knows that’s where you go to get a real New York slice.
U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move likely to please international critics but alarm many business leaders and others who rely on smooth functioning of the Web.
Ah, the Friday news dump by our government.
You won’t let us spy on you? Fine. We don’t want your stinkin’ internet anymore.