So close. Yet so far.
Say Goodbye To Wine As We Know It -
In fact, by mid-century more than four-fifths of the land in France, Italy and Spain that’s now used for vineyards will be producing grapes unsuited for wine, according to a 2013 study. Australia stands to lose up to three-quarters of its currently viable vineyard land; California’s looking at a 70% decline.
What’s really crazy is that England is likely to become a new hotbed of wine-making — literally.
King of the world.
(Source: Make-Hate, via jesseharding)
“Now Or Never” (1921)
Basically reblogging because it appears to have a tiny “MG” in the corner.
'Mario Kart 8' fails to stem growing Nintendo losses -
Sam Byford on Nintendo’s latest quarter:
Revenue was ¥74.7 billion ($731 million), an 8.4 percent decrease on the same period last year, for an overall net loss of ¥9.92 billion ($97.1 million). The 3DS handheld continued its decline, selling 820,000 units over the quarter compared to 1.4 million a year ago. Nintendo hasn’t altered its forecast of a ¥40 billion profit for fiscal 2014, and still predicts that it will sell 3.6 million Wii U consoles during the period.
It’s not just that Nintendo keeps losing money, it’s that they keep refusing to own up to the hardships and forecast accurately. Does anyone really believe the company is going to hit those Wii U sales goals?
Or more importantly, the profit goals? I mean, they now have three quarters to earn ¥50 billion because they are already ¥10 billion in the hole for the year…
We’ll be around in fifty years. We have a unique role to play for customers. —
Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly, when asked by Walt Mossberg if the company would be around in five years.
I’d bet that it’s highly unlikely that Best Buy exists in ten years — at least not in the current form with those massive stores. But overall, Joly’s tone about wanting to serve the customer seems right.
Favorite day of the year: coin trade-in day.
Free money! (Not really, of course.)
(Source: horrificum, via slimblackjeans)
People who are checking things off the list all the time might look like they’re getting stuff done but they’re not getting the big stuff done. — Alan Castel, a UCLA associate professor of psychology, on our ever-busy lives.
The New Yorker
Life’s a beach.
Here’s a book about people tweeting about writing their novels
Maybe I should email people my tweets about me emailing.