While I’m one for working pretty much every day, holiday or not, I understand those who wan to take them off. With that in mind, why in the world are Kmart and Walmart open on Thanksgiving this year? I can’t remember either of them ever doing this before, and that makes me really curious. Has… read more

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Not even two months ago I had a protracted discussion with my mother about how Walmart should try out solar panels on their stores as they have those giant flat roofs. Apparently they have my house bugged. Fast Company reported earlier this week that Walmart is trying out a pilot program where they are putting… read more

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Have you ever had a birthday cake that was so bad that you were still trying to get the taste out of your mouth 12 hours after eating it?  I can now check this off my list. While my family was home for my birthday on July 20th, since there were leaving the next morning,… read more

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Black Friday 2009 went pretty smoothly … Black Friday 2010 won’t. Mind you I only went to my local Walmart for Black Friday and I hadn’t been to one since 2006, but I know 2007 & 2008 were just nuts as they had always been.  After the death of a Walmart employee in Long Island,… read more

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Scattercast is 45… and it’s turning in to an old yelling guy. – Okay, so I work too much, I admit it. Oh well. – Walmart is changing their stores, and it may end up damaging one industry quite a bit. How did we let one retailer have this much power? – The new Buffy… read more

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Did I somehow miss the announcement of new Mac Minis at Macworld? While I was writing up the Macworld keynote address for StarterTech, I was anxiously awaiting to hear all about the new models of the Mac Mini. … I’m still waiting. The Mac Mini is a Mac that comes with no keyboard, mouse or… read more

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My anger at the Walmart situation from Friday is getting worse. As if the actual incident wasn’t bad enough, more details are emerging of how people went on to purchase televisions as Jdimytai Damourlaid in the entry way, presumably already dead.  No one stopped shopping until the Nassau County Police shut down the store as… read more

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Black Friday needs to be ended as we know it, and it needs to happen immediately. This morning in Long Island, NY, a 34-year-old overnight stock clerk was trampled to death as he attempted to assist in holding back the crowds.  According to reports from the Daily News, the crush was powerful enough that the… read more

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