You know what’s even more annoying than having two equations that don’t give the same answer? Having an equation that does, then realising you’ve made a mistake and have to alter it. Argh.
Google announced yesterday that it plans to float on the stock market. I hardly know anything about business, but it seemed like at a minimum they’d have to start doing things in a more business-like manner, which could reflect on their so far laid-back attitude. Then, however, I read this. Most amusing. The article says that Google’s filing document has ‘some delightful zingers that come close to giving Wall Street the middle finder.’ For example:
Google won’t be issuing estimates as to their earnings, because “Many companies are under pressure to keep their earnings in line with analysts’ forecasts. Therefore, they often accept smaller, but predictable, earnings rather than larger and more unpredictable returns. Sergey and I feel this is harmful, and we intend to steer in the opposite direction.”
As well as their age-old motto: “Don’t be evil. We believe strongly that in the long term, we will be better served—as shareholders and in all other ways—by a company that does good things for the world even if we forgo some short term gains.”
I like this attitude 🙂 Also, the ‘exact value of its planned offering is $2,718,281,828’. Recognise that? I admit that I didn’t. Unsurpisingly, Wall Street isn’t overly impressed by all this. Aaggh, it’s something different! Aaaghhh!
Got any plans for the bank holiday weekend? I’d normally have gone to see Kate, but I can’t move around much atm. I’ve got 25% of my OU assignment left now, so hopefully that’ll be sorted by the end of tomorrow. I’ll finally be able to stop panicking about it, then. Should I treat myself to City of Heroes at that point? Tempting tempting tempting…