Here are some statistics for the Year 1917:
The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
The average US wage in 1917 was 22 cents per hour.
The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year.
A dentist $2,500 per year.
A veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year.
And, a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at home .
Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were
condemned in the press AND the government as "substandard."
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, And, used Borax or egg
yolks for shampoo. - - - YUK!
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into
their country for any reason.
The Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
4. Heart disease
The American flag had 45 stars ...
The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30.
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.
There was neither a Mother's Day nor a Father's Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write.
And, only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at
local corner drugstores.
Back then pharmacists said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives
buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach, bowels, and is, in fact,
a perfect guardian of health!"
Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.
It is impossible to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.
| 12/22/2017 9:50:06 AM
Leaders who adopt the attitude that anyone is replaceable, thinking they can simply hire someone with a greater skillset or someone with a more prestigious pedigree, are fooling themselves.
When a company has a truly great employee, that employee carries value that simply cannot be replaced. They have extensive product, systems, and process knowledge. They hold client relationships that have been built over many years or could take years to duplicate. And great employees have camaraderie and influence with their coworkers, which when lost, has an impact on the corporate/company's culture within.
| 6/10/2016 4:29:48 PM
There is nothing as powerful as a changed mind
| 4/7/2016 4:36:52 PM
A true test of character is what you do when no one is looking.
| 11/25/2015 1:06:26 PM
After a "datacenter" move, and a dead powersupply replacement, we are finally back up and running... mostly. Lots of stuff left to do, hopefully updating this more often is one of them, we shall see.
What They Said:
me says Only 19 days on 10/19/2015 6:05:13 PM
Only 19 days of downtime.. that's not much, is it?
| 10/19/2015 6:03:53 PM
Blowing off some cobwebs here.. haven't posted in forever.. well, almost a year.
What They Said:
Paul Grossman says EAAAAGHH... Spiders! on 7/14/2015 9:17:34 AM
| 7/10/2015 12:38:02 PM
Email at work today: "Production downtime today @ 2:30 EST"
Did the @ sign really save you anything?
And really? EST?
Why you ask? Because it is NOT Standard time. Daylight Saving Time makes spring and summer fall into Daylight time.
If somebody is going to be so inane, as and use EST, then they should be persecuted for using it incorrectly.
Here is an idea... type "at" instead of [shift] + 2, and type ET instead of EST.. you save a keystroke and look less like an idiot; at least to this quasi-ridiculous person.
| 7/15/2014 2:39:54 PM
A little late with this, but, in the 16 days of the government shutdown, $24 billion was lost from the economy.
That is $1.5 billion a day.
So, what could have been done with $24 Billon?
- Funded 1.5 NASAs (their budget for 2014 is $16.6 Billon)
- Sent 554,413 kids to a private collge (Average tuition $43,289)
- Sent 1,078,119 kids to a state college (Average tuition $22,261)
- Purchased a home for 87,944 "average" Americans (Average new home price is $272,900)
- Purchased 8.3 billion free school lunches for kids
- Buy 7.1 billion gallons of gas for Americans (average price of $3.36/gal)
Maybe, just maybe we should be looking at things a little different.
| 11/20/2013 8:32:19 PM
#saveyourvictim ###UPDATE### Matthew Cordle is sentenced to 6 1/2 years [Source]
| 11/1/2013 11:06:18 PM
Just One More Reason to Love Guiness
"The choices we make reveal the true nature of our character."
| 9/6/2013 2:27:22 PM