According to the Justice Department, that e-mail is part of the evidence that Apple was the “ringmaster” in a price-fixing conspiracy in the market for e-books, a more direct leadership role than originally portrayed in the department’s April 2012 antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five publishing companies.
What a joke. And this is the same government that let Microsoft get out of its trial by offering coupons for the purchase of Windows items. Uh hmmmm.
As I researched photography as a business and career, a funny thing happened. I realized that digital photography wasn’t making being a professional photographer easier or more lucrative, it was making it tougher. That’s because I wasn’t the only person who picked up a digital camera and thought “hey! I can do this!” — tens of thousands of us were having that thought, and many were jumping in and doing it. Some were actually succeeding, too.
This one's one of my favorites. In 2001, researcher Frédéric Brochet invited 54 wine experts to give their opinions on what were ostensibly two glasses of different wine: one red, and one white. In actuality, the two wines were identical, with one exception: the "red" wine had been dyed with food coloring.
The experts described the "red" wine in language typically reserved for characterizing reds. They called it "jammy," for example, and noted the flavors imparted by its "crushed red fruit." Not one of the 54 experts surveyed noticed that it was, in fact a white wine.
Uh huh. Heck, even I can taste the difference between Coke Zero, Coke, and Diet Coke. C'mon now, pretentious snobs!