It was about two months ago that a mysterious package addressed to me showed up on the front patio. As I wasn’t expecting any packages, imagine my surprise when I discovered it was a thin, sleek laptop with absolutely no identifying markings. If I were completely rational, I would have looked through the rest of the box, where there was a thick piece of paper clearly identifying that it was the cr-48. Or I would have noticed that that box it came in matched what I saw online, here. But instead, my first instinct upon receiving a mysterious laptop with no markings was to turn it on. Kaboom. The Chromium logo appeared, and everything made sense and nothing made sense [more . . .]
This was today’s dinner menu at work: Roasted Whole Beef Tenderloin w/ Béarnaise Sauce & Mission Fig Demi Reduction Steamed Maine Lobster w/ Drawn Butter (V) Grilled Vegetable Napoleon w/ Pesto Risotto & Blue Cheese Béchamel Sauce White Truffle & Caramelized Onion Potato Gratin Marinated Grilled Asparagus w/ Shaved Parmesan Reggiano Steamed Broccoli, Cauliflower & Carrots Cosmo House Salad Rum Brown Sugar Sautéed Bananas w/ Greenlees Cinnamon Loaf and Vanilla Ice Cream It’s times like these when I realize that my life is atypical. Or, at the very least, I work at a pretty atypical company.
Or, excuse me. They’ve rebranded as “Aol.” Casing matters. This is confusing. I know that Aol is trying to reposition itself as a content provider for the new social web, but this seems like a major integration problem with the culture clash between TechCrunch which exudes Silicon Valley, and Aol, which is, well, Aol. However, if the purchase price really is only $25 million, that’s a bargain for the brand. Maybe this is why Aol leased out the new building by my house. Taking bets on how long Arrington stays on.