RIP Steve Jobs

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy.”

 

RIP Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011)

Stephen Gately And The Power Of Twitter

The past two days clearly demonstrated to me the influence of Twitter.

Jan Moir wrote an article for the Daily Mail on the death of Stephen Gately. The former Boyzone member had died in his sleep, and basically she was bashing him because he was gay. The article was originally titled, ‘Why there was nothing ‘natural’ about Stephen Gately’s death.’, but has since been changed to ‘A strange, lonely and troubling death.’

It was picked up by Stephen Fry, with a huge Twitter following. And before long, it received worldwide attention. So much so that Moir had to issue a statement to say that she was the target of an orchestrated campaign. Ads were withdraw from Moir’s online article and more than 1,000 complains were lodged with the Press Complaints Commission.

Such is the impact of Twitter.

More articles on this :

Why there was nothing ‘human’ about Jan Moir’s column on the death of Stephen Gately

Jan Moir of the Daily Mail speaks out after Gately uproar

And the article that caused it the uproar : Why there was nothing ‘natural’ about Stephen Gately’s death.

Doom!

Everyday I read the news, I see more bad news. HSBC cutting 6,100 jobs. American International Group reports a fourth quarter loss of US$61.1B, the largest ever in corporate history. Dow Jones fell below 7,000 for the first time since 1997.

And we thought it could not get worst.

And the cause of all this? Greed. Gordon Gekko was so wrong when he said, ‘Greed is good.’.

Can I survive through this? Will I still have a job? How long will this last? How many more companies will fail? Will there be even more bad news? Have we hit the bottom? Or are we just free falling in a bottomless pit?

There is no end in sight.

Election Is Near?

After the big mass orgy that arose from the Minister’s speech on raising GST in order to cater for free public transport, the Public Transport Council is looking at reducing the public transport fares.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/404406/1/.html

So, with the recent Budget and this, is the election near?