o optimists the web represents a quantum leap in the availability and ubiquity of information. The internet is the Great Library of Alexandria, and everyone has a free library card -- it's got almost unlimited knowledge, and access to it isn't limited either.
It is a truism that people overestimate what can happen in two years and underestimate what can happen in five. When you think about the web, it's really remarkable what's happened to it in the last five years. Facebook was a month old in March of 2004.
This is not one of those blogs where you are supposed to take me literally. I could just see large soggy boxes with nothing but a top hat, three pieces of coal, a carrot and a corn cob pipe waiting for me in the lobby at the Register.
I remember when I was going to night school in 1998 to earn my graduate certificate in gerontology the professors were teaching students that, "Today's senior citizen population is the wealthiest and the healthiest older population our country has ever seen." (The professors were referring to tho
Middle-age people and those just entering into retirement are not doing the research to really financially prepare for the costs as they grow older. Nor are they prepared for the length of time they are likely live.
Will someone please explain to me why there is vocal opposition and demonstration opposing the price of gasoline, yet no consumer action against the price of home heating? Is it because people have no problem affording home heating? Do heating bills really give us no cause for concern?