Starbucks is going to stop selling heated breakfast sandwiches because the smell of the food competes with the scent of the coffee. That’s a gutsy move. After all, it has taken Starbucks years and investment to figure out a strategy and product to help pr
The New York times contains a brief article entitled One Pot describing the Spanish dish known variously as cocido or olla podrida literally “rotten pot” According to the dictionary of the Real Academia Española, podrida may have an admiring connotation, similar to the use of “filthy rich” in English. Curiously, instead of the correct podrida, the article gives the name of the dish as olla poderida, which it explains as a derivative of poder “strength”, because it gives you strength.
Reader Jim Gordon wondered about this and emailed the author of the article. Her response: she and her consultants and editors were aware of the correct name and etymology but thought that some readers might be put off by the notion of rotten food, so they changed the name a little and made up a fake etymology. It seems clear that they were not trying to deceive anyone with evil intent, but I am still taken aback that a respectable newspaper would make up a fake name and etymology.
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“After all, Web 2.0 isn’t about having computers solve problems, it’s about having people solve problems with computers. Isn’t it funny, too, that 9 out of 10 problems that users are solving with computers in Web 2.0 are problems that were created by computers in the first place?”—uncov / Kwuot. Um, what? (kwuot)
To celebrate the centenary of the Guardian and his 50th anniversary as editor, CP Scott wrote ‘A Hundred Years’ in 1921. The essay’s famous sentence ‘Comment is free, but facts are sacred’ has endured as the ultimate statement of values for a free press a
“the Guardian has created an intellectual environment in which aggressively self righteous contempt for others is normal. The only real difference between the fools who deposit their turds in CiF and far too many of the newspaper’s columnists is that they had no hand in building the sewer.”—Comment is free: The bullies’ charter
“I can honestly say I’ve never met a man more dedicated to the twin pursuits of selling incredibly hot curry to pissed-up Geordies, and honest-to-goodness self-publicity.”—70cities blog: Sad news - paul tweedy