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WTF Economics

Cooking Light magazine cover
I subscribe to the magazine “Cooking Light”. Issues usually have some good recipes when you ignore all the stuff about yoga, aromatherapy and blood pressure medicine (okay, I’m not sure they’ve ever run anything on aromatherapy, but still…).

I’m happy to say that they offer a digital edition on the iPad. It’s one of those fairly direct conversions from the print edition, but still it lets me keep around old copies without having to keep track of them or have them take up space. And subscribers to the print edition can receive the digital edition for free, which I really appreciate. Good move on “Cooking Light”‘s part.

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So You’re Having a Benefit Event…

Where local restaurants are going to offer food. And someone emails you to ask what restaurants will be there. But the mail bounces after several days because the mailbox is full.

So – the day of the event – you get a call asking what restaurants will be there. And you don’t know. I guess it doesn’t really matter, does it? Or just nobody cares. The caller mentions to you that he tried to email quite a while ago but the mailbox was full. And you say “Oh, yes, it probably is.”.

Maybe it’s just a New Hampshire/Vermont thing. This is, after all, the land where plumbers and electricians rarely answer their phones, return calls, or show up when they say they will. It used to be that they were really busy, but now they just don’t get around to it.

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