Thursday, June 10, 2010
Once upon a time people who had a coffee read a newspaper, contemplated life or talked to complete strangers. Yesterday I had to have a meeting in Starbucks and all around were people pretending to be turtles tapping away at screens. What has become of the world? My greatest fear is that dreaded star. The one that tells me a message hasn't been read, a voice mail not listened to or a text not deleted.
Most text based communication is banal and useless. It of course helps fill up the day and make dull people feel important. Clutching onto that wireless device has given meaning to a life, so bereft of fun, to those who will one day have tunnel vision and finger cancer.
I hate my Blackberry and today is no Blackberry day. I lost it in the loos at some nightclub last night.
US to put up rates (bloomberg)
US show Greece et al what real debt is (aka 1% = 1 Million Jobs) (reuters)
Petters People Patted (msnbc)
Gordon Browns Pal Buys Big House (telegraph)
Timberwolf Bites Goldman's Ass (ftalphaville)
USA Declares War On UK (ft)
No Future 2.0 (bbc)
Franco-German Last Push To Save Euro (independent)
Hedgies Are Nothing But Soft Fluffy Kittens (allaboutalpha)
Monopoly Bureaucrats Probe Investment Banks (cityam)
Oil Hating Man Beats Up Oil People (reuters)
JP Morgan Takes Mexico Into Custody (icfa)
June to be another scorcher for most Hedge Funds.