Meet Japan’s big spenders

Wow, high-end! Meet Japan’s big spenders – World – theage.com.au: “They customize the headrests of their Rolls-Royces with ‘Harry Potter writing,’ sip martinis poured over diamonds and buy $130,000 watches on a whim. Meet Japan’s big spenders. On a Wednesday…

The Divine Ratio and Fountain Pens

Visconti and Tibaldi, both Italian pen makers, have introduced pens based on the theme of the Divine Ratio, which is closely related to the Fibonacci sequence. (pic from Fahrney’s Pens) Visconti Divine Proportion Pen – Luxist: “The golden mean (1.618)…

Can we ban the Comic Sans typeface?!

I’m on board … I truly despise this typeface. ban comic sans – Putting the Sans in Comic Sans: “In 1995 Microsoft released the font Comic Sans originally designed for comic book style talk bubbles containing informational help text. Since…

Thoughts on the role of profits

Some good commentary on the role of profits in this recent Mises Inst. piece. Profits in a Market Economy – Mises Institute: “Contrary to public opinion, profits do not embody ‘exploitation’ of laborers or customers. Profits embody information in the…