Apr 272011
 

Here’s some lush U.S. high school graduation rate census data for you.  The lighter the green, the lighter the course load…

HighSchoolGrads-NYT

(click for live map where you can drill down into the gory details)

That is a lot of people not doing their homework.

On the other hand, if there are more college and PhD graduates than the economy can handle, then the same likely applies to high school grads, though who would want to admit that?

It’s not the economy, stupid.  It’s a stupid economy.

[Map from NYTimes]

BFFs: Bill Gates & Warren Buffett

 Posted by on April 26, 2011
Apr 262011
 

There are only two people on Earth with more money than Warren Buffett and for some reason he decided to give most of his wealth to one of them.

BFF_Gates_Buffett

While The Giving Pledge is a wonderful, wonderful thing, it’s still a little weird to imagine all these people didn’t know what to do with their fortunes until someone suggested just giving them away.  When imagination is applied to business, it is apparently leased rather than owned.

If Ape Con Myth could ask the Oracle of Omaha one question it’d be, “What was it about Windows that made you think Bill Gates should be calling the shots?”  But that’s exactly the kind of question you’d expect from an organization selling puzzle pieces to get by.

[Map made at NNDB]