The media seems to be stuck in a rut when it comes to the news announced today revealing that Canada Post service and pricing would be changing in 2014 and further into 2015. Nearly every major outlet I have seen today keeps talking about the fact that door-to-door delivery is going to cease to exist by 2015, and that is a big deal, but they're missing the biggest issue, if you ask me. Also announced was the fact that, starting in March 2014, Canada Post is going to begin charging 85 cents for a stamp, if you buy them in bulk, and a whopping dollar, if you buy them singly.
The first person who tells me that we all should ban Ender's Game, because of something the writer, Orson Scott Card, did or said, can go stick a fork in their ear, because that's what I believe they should do. Now, hopefully, my beliefs won't override this person's own good sense, and they'll decide that maybe my opinion doesn't matter enough to stick a fork in their ear. Thankfully, I believe the same thing.
It always seems like people make things way more difficult than they need to be. Today, although I had planned on it, one needlessly complicated incident meant that I didn't end up covering the 100th Grey Cup, and I have to admit that I am hugely disappointed.
The news has been filled today with references to the rush that was ignited with the sale of the new iPad 3. People started lining up last night to purchase the latest version, and even Apple's stock hit a new high based on the release alone. The funny thing is too that the iPad 3 is barely an upgrade over the last version, but that doesn't matter to the crowd that are drinking Apple's Kool-Aid, as it were--they must. have. it.
The social media world, and the news at large, is sounding the death knell of Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder, greatest CEO, and one of the men who led Pixar in its early days, and it seems like it's impossible to see what all of this will mean in a day, a week, or a year, but it is a sad day that made me feel at least somewhat introspective.
I have a story to share about a great phone that has made me a little angry this week. If you've dealt with cell phone companies at all in the last couple of years though, I'm betting you won't be too surprised.
Earlier today this little button popped up on the Tumblr website, and I just had to vent a little about it. For me, Tumblr is wonderful, and I'm a big fan of how the site is run and the causes they support, but when I saw this request on the sidebar today, I kind of flipped out.