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Old 25.08.2011, 07:39
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Stephan Jobbenheim retires as CEO (or the sensationalist news rant)

As many of you heard, Stephan Jobbenheim, the CEO of "Dorf Kaeserei" in a small village in Glarus has announced his retirement. His son, Heinz Jobbenheim is set to take over his position, as he has been helping out in the store and knows the in an outs of the cheese trade. People at Nasdaq and the "Dorf Kaeserei" customers yet face a level of uncertainty...investors remain however optimistic. Stephan's success came to many as a surprise, when after a crash course location management in 1943 set his "Dorf Kaeserei" smack in the middle of a secluded village, thus holding a monopolistic position. Many up to the mid 70s remained sceptic of such an aggressive business decision. This changed once a well known retail franchise came into town. He swiftly won the villager's hearts by selling only Glarus made cheese.


Ok, on a more serious note. Yes, Steve Jobs retires as the CEO...and I can assume that this piece of info will be discussed on the news for another 36h. The fact, that I can't log on anything anymore without reading about it gets really annoying. On facebook for instance, I had 3 people posting a link about his retirement. EF, well...can't miss it either. Any other newspaper has it big and bold on the front cover. In today's society, do we really need to overprocess every drop of fly doo-doo, that is bound to hit the fan? I mean, you can't fail to acknowledge, that if you can read, you're more than likely to see the headline a good 10 times in the course of a day. Then are the usual pseudo smarties who're talking about the stocks of Apple...and how you should sell them. Is there really nothing newsworthier happening around the world? How about famine? or the lack of opeing hours in Switzerland? Or the fact that society is slowly becoming monotonous and blind to real issues. *end of rant*

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Old 25.08.2011, 07:44
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Or the fact that society is slowly becoming monotonous and blind to real issues.
I'm sure there's an app for that.
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I'm sure there's an app for that.
You mean the pink cat farting rainbows?
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Re: Stephan Jobbenheim retires as CEO (or the sensationalist news rant)

You had me there for a minute. I was thinking what are the odds of a Stephan Jobbenheim, and Steve Jobs resigning the same day.
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Who is Steve Jobs?
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You had me there for a minute. I was thinking what are the odds of a Stephan Jobbenheim, and Steve Jobs resigning the same day.
Haven't had your Milo yet have ya?
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Then are the usual pseudo smarties
You mean... M&Ms? I really don't like them. But I also hate that you can no longer shoot the top of a Smarties tube across the room.
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It's still August so it's still officially the silly season.

The question remains whether the media is beginning to stretch the silly season beyond the summer months but nonetheless, let's remember where we are in the year....
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Ok, on a more serious note. Yes, Steve Jobs retires as the CEO...and I can assume that this piece of info will be discussed on the news for another 36h. The fact, that I can't log on anything anymore without reading about it gets really annoying. On facebook for instance, I had 3 people posting a link about his retirement. EF, well...can't miss it either. Any other newspaper has it big and bold on the front cover. In today's society, do we really need to overprocess every drop of fly doo-doo, that is bound to hit the fan? I mean, you can't fail to acknowledge, that if you can read, you're more than likely to see the headline a good 10 times in the course of a day. Then are the usual pseudo smarties who're talking about the stocks of Apple...and how you should sell them. Is there really nothing newsworthier happening around the world? How about famine? or the lack of opeing hours in Switzerland? Or the fact that society is slowly becoming monotonous and blind to real issues. *end of rant*

I'm usually with you on stuff like that, inconsequential stuff overtaking the media.

But isn't Jobs different? In my mind, he will be regarded one day as a modern day genius and he, like Tim Berners-Lee, will have pages in history books in 100 years time and I think that the coverage of his resignation is something of the passing of an era, and the CEO of P&G or Danone wouldn't warrant anything close. He will be regarded in the future as a great pioneer and inventor

Arguably, in the developed world, HE (not his company), but HE has changed the daily life of those of us who are lucky to live in the developed world and now have technology, convenience and connectivity beyond that which we thought possible 10 years ago. I think the reaction is just because people love the products that he brought us.
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Haven't had your Milo yet have ya?
It's finished, I need to stock up.
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Old 25.08.2011, 09:20
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I'm usually with you on stuff like that, inconsequential stuff overtaking the media.

But isn't Jobs different? In my mind, he will be regarded one day as a modern day genius and he, like Tim Berners-Lee, will have pages in history books in 100 years time and I think that the coverage of his resignation is something of the passing of an era, and the CEO of P&G or Danone wouldn't warrant anything close. He will be regarded in the future as a great pioneer and inventor

Arguably, in the developed world, HE (not his company), but HE has changed the daily life of those of us who are lucky to live in the developed world and now have technology, convenience and connectivity beyond that which we thought possible 10 years ago. I think the reaction is just because people love the products that he brought us.
Why yes, certainly he had a remarkable career path and introduced us to something highly inovative. However, his resignation was certainly discussed before and mentioned in the media. The fact that it gets chewed over and over and over again by everybody and every possible means of modern communication makes this nothing more than every other story and will be forgotten by the time the next headline makes the press. As previously stated, I woke up this morning, went to read some online newspaper and saw the story 3 times...logged into facebook and I saw the story posted 3 times. Logged on the EF and there was a thread about it....meanwhile, humanity is getting awfully close to a sensory overload on BS and repetitive nonsense.
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*frantically searching for an appropriate "lolcat"*
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*frantically searching for an appropriate "lolcat"*
...f*** you!
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It's finished, I need to stock up.
psssst, hey you there...yes you! I heard through the grapevine, that there is store close by which has a whole shelf full of Milo for quite a bargain.
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Hang on, so the cheese store in Glarus, it'll still sell our favorite cheese, right??
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Hang on, so the cheese store in Glarus, it'll still sell our favorite cheese, right??
Certainly...if you head down to the store, ask Heniz about this week's special. It's an imported cheese...supposedly, people here don't like it too much because it leaks. It's called "blauer Rover"...
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psssst, hey you there...yes you! I heard through the grapevine, that there is store close by which has a whole shelf full of Milo for quite a bargain.
Lol, Where is it?
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Certainly...if you head down to the store, ask Heniz about this week's special. It's an imported cheese...supposedly, people here don't like it too much because it leaks. It's called "blauer Rover"...

great, will have to look out for that
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Certainly...if you head down to the store, ask Heniz about this week's special. It's an imported cheese...supposedly, people here don't like it too much because it leaks. It's called "blauer Rover"...
I'm not keen on it - it's a bit like a too old stilton, tends to crumble to pieces and leaves a bitter aftertaste.
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I woke up this morning, went to read some online newspaper and saw the story 3 times...logged into facebook and I saw the story posted 3 times. Logged on the EF and there was a thread about it....meanwhile, humanity is getting awfully close to a sensory overload on BS and repetitive nonsense.
Avoid the internet.. avoid sensory overload
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