Hello all you fine folks of the bipedal variety. I trust you are well in your daily travels. I bid you greetings from the smoldering husk of a once great nation that is fully in the throes of self immolation casting itself into the fiery ashes of history. Statists and Progressives have tossed aside founding principles and are redesigning the culture into a putrid immorality of decline. Sound economic principles give way to debt and welfare. I now understand what it looked like when Rome burned.
“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.” –Roman philosopher and statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-46 BC)
History has a way of rhyming does it not?
Anyway, I am in the middle of a vast eCommerce project that I have learned to hate. As the economy continues its recessional slide whether the liars in the leviathan want to admit as much or not, I wonder of the intelligence of starting a business when the cusp of collapse is so very close. As I mentioned before, I cannot in good conscience rely on one sole source of income. There must be a backup. A plan “B” of which I am pursuing of the consumer variety. I also continue my flirtation with publishing the written word though I cannot conceive of a topic worthy of asking for a fraction of a person’s daily wage.
Apologies for the above hubris as a preamble for the reason I decided to collect a few words on this page. Allow me to continue in a more focused manner. I noticed on the technology section in the rancid pages of Yahoo News this headline:
People download a lot of apps, but they abandon 95 percent of them, according to a recent study.
Who didn’t see this coming? How many guberu offers have you tossed aside detailing the Easy! Quick! Simple! way to create an app? The collective affiliates were breathless in parading these software packages to the herd promising app glory. I always wondered what kind of apps someone could push a few buttons and create that would hold any value. And exactly how much time do people have pushing apps around on their 4″ screen anyway? When you get past your typical Facebook, Twitter, email, Tumblr, Instagram and TuneIn, there really isn’t much left that isn’t a novelty. Sure, everyone has that one or two apps that they love that no one else has heard of but seriously most screen tappers stick with the basics.
I personally heavily use about 4 apps and use another 5 sparingly throughout the month. I suspect I am not that different from most people not dependent on parental units for survival.
I think it funny how marketers can absolutely flog a money making opportunity to death. Perhaps we’ll see the same headline in a year or so for ebooks sitting on Amazon’s virtual shelves.