Whatever comes to mind, and then the interesting directions that thought will take you on the web.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

What is Good News?

I'm a lender on the Person to Person web site Prosper.com

Today I got an email from them:
Good news! One of your Prosper loans has been paid in full! The final payment will be credited to your account within 2-4 business days.
They're a lending site. Why do they want to claim that this is good news? It's not good news for me - I would prefer that this person continued paying 10.44%. It's not good news for them: less commission.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Difference between Women and Ladies

A friend forwarded me the pricing for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

I was intrigued that the legend had icons to denote Men and Women, and then a third category of Ladies.

Does anybody have any idea what the difference is between Ladies and Women? Please update the comments.