Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Lotts to Say

November 25, 2007
Jeff Zucker, CEO of NBC Universal, being interviewed by Ken Auletta of the New Yorker: “Apple destroyed the music business.”
No, Jeff, you and your cronies destroyed the music business by KEEPING THE PRICE POINT OF A CD AT $15.00 for 20 years. Your manufacturing costs went to nearly zero, and you kept charging me the same $15.00. You blew it. Your business model died, and you were too pig headed to adapt. Fool.

Zucker: “Nobody has figured out the economic model for digital yet.” No. Your customers have. What I want, when I want, where I want is the model, whether you like it or not. What you haven’t figured out is how you are going to make pots of money. That’s your problem, not ours. Maybe movie stars can’t make $30 million dollars per picture any more. Maybe you can’t have 80 vice presidents any more. Boo hoo.

The notion of CNBC being “anti business” is insane. The network that employs Larry Kudlow and Jim Kramer and was the major cheerleader for the tech bubble? PUH leeze.

New podcast today-(for me)-The Onramp Podcast. Politics, I guess, with some tin foil hattery, but they seem like decent guys. They’re going on and on about vaccines and mercury, which is a bogus controversy. Vaccines contain ETHYL mercury, not the METHYL mercury which causes nerve damage. There is no evidence that Ethyl Mercury causes damage.

November 27, 2007

Trent Lott announced he is going to resign.

Tee hee hee hee hee.

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