Pith & Vinegar

• Bayer sold HIV-infected medicine, but it’s ok, they sold it to foreigners. [MSNBC]
• Wikiepdia is not a good source to cite in your legal argument against Steve Jobs, judge. [The Register]
• The only way to cancel a Match.com subscription is by telegram. [Goff Spot]
• Inside a call center during a customer service failure. For some reason, the employees had a happy lobotomy before being interviewed. [Courier Journal]
• Shopping for lingerie at Agent Provacteur includes free critiques of your boobs. [The Company Bitch]

Zotspot is a new search engine that pays you to use it. We’d rather save the opportunity cost of not using Google, but we’re of limited imagination. [DJ Frustration Gone Wild]
Kayak.com launched a new “flexible search” feature, allowing users to find fares on multiple, alternative dates. Yay.
• The problem with business today is a severe lack of game theory. [FastCompany]


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  1. The Comedian says:

    The match.com thing reminded me of this nugget from a few months back.

    Effective January 27, 2006, Western Union will discontinue all Telegram and Commercial Messaging services. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you for your loyal patronage.

  2. bifyu says:

    The match.com thing actually says that you may also mail or deliver a signed and dated notice. the telegram part is all the more amusing though since western union delivered its last telegram in january 2006. purportedly, the only US company still doing telegrams is American Telegram.