So maybe the CHINESE have backups of the "missing" White House emails?
9 posts • joined 28 Nov 2007
I thought when the term "market share" was used, it indicated that a particular product was actually USED by the population.
For example, I've got Windows Media Player on my machine. I never use it. But does that the fact that it's INSTALLED count as market share?
Likewise, my market share for web browsers should be split three ways; I've got IE, FF, and Opera installed.
Where's an icon for confusion? More crab juice, please.
Having grown up in Iowa, I can tell you why The Register got so excited by Google doing anything there: young people are leaving the state in droves (myself included). The problem is getting so bad that the state is considering exempting people under 30 from state taxes, and tax breaks for companies that create new jobs in Iowa.
"Iowa suffered the fourth-greatest numerical loss in the nation in terms of emigrating college graduates in 1995 and 2000, according to a report by Iowa State University. Percentage-wise, only one state lost more college graduates between the ages of 25 and 39 than Iowa - North Dakota." - from http://media.www.dailyiowan.com/media/storage/paper599/news/2005/01/28/Opinions/TaxBreak.Plan.A.Start.Not.A.Panacea-844563.shtml
So, 1. the fact that anybody is bringing jobs to Iowa is newsworthy in that state, and 2. the fact that it's a high-tech company is also newsworthy. Due to derogatory news-reporting (such as that done by yourself), Iowa is stereotyped as 'corn country,' despite having one of the foremost research universities in the U.S. (IA State in Ames).
Say lay off the corn already. If you can't say something nice, go write about Washington D.C.
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