Site of the Day: You Walk Away Dot Com

Yes, its true:

I couldn’t make this up if I tried:


That’s just wrong on so many levels . . .


UPDATE: January 29, 2008   8:05pm

I see Mish put up a full post on the same subject way earlier today. Check it out . . . 

Category: Real Estate, Web/Tech

Farewell To Ben Stein

Its time to bid a not-so-fond adieu to the New York Times columns of Ben Stein. No, he is not leaving the paper. Rather, we’ve reached the point where Stein’s commentary has become detached from reality, so ridiculously fabricated, that it can no longer be read. Indeed, its become so absurd that not only have…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Politics, Real Estate

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Category: Federal Reserve, Markets, Psychology

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Category: Corporate Management, Credit, Derivatives, M&A, Valuation

Sales of HD DVD Players Plunge

No surprise here: Sales of HD DVD Players Plunge After Warner Move:

"One week after Warner Brothers Entertainment announced that it was abandoning its support for the next-generation HD DVD format in favor of the Blu-ray high-definition format, consumers abandoned HD DVD.

What was a 50-50 market split in 2007 for the high-definition players shifted sharply in Blu-ray’s favor in the new year. For the week that ended Jan. 12, Blu-ray hardware captured 90 percent of the market, according to data collected by the NPD Group, a market analysis firm."

Wired had the best take on the matter:

Hey HD DVD: It’s Not Just a Flesh Wound   

You’ve got to hand to Toshiba. Even now, when faced with overwhelming evidence that Sony’s Blu-ray has won the high def format war, the mortally wounded HD DVD backer just keeps on prolonging the inevitable.

So to the HD DVD camp I say this: You’ve put up a good fight, guys, but seriously, what are you going to, bleed on Blu-ray? Let’s move on with our lives.


Sales of HD DVD Players Plunge After Warner Move
NYT, January 28, 2008

Hey HD DVD: It’s Not Just a Flesh Wound
Bryan Gardiner
Wired, January 28, 2008 | 4:22:25 PM

NPD Confirms Huge Blu-ray Share Jump

Category: Digital Media, Television, Video

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Category: Economy, Politics

Quote of the Day: The Dollar

Category: Currency

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Category: Economy, Finance, Real Estate, Technical Analysis

Dear Ben . . .

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Category: Economy, Politics, Psychology