TA business as usual

With CUPE 3902 Unit 1 on the brink of a strike last week, a new proposal was put forth that will be voted upon by the general membership tomorrow, next Monday, and next Tuesday. If you’re part of Unit 1, visit http://cupe3902.org/ and read the full memorandum of settlement.

Going west

Air travel is really quite astounding. In the wee hours of the morning of Friday, I hopped on a plane bound for Vancouver and arrived at my destination before the start of the business day. Some people have jitters about flying but not I. Get on ((No hop ons, though)) and, after zipping through the air in a flying Pringles can, step into an new airport that is at once familiar and foreign.
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Ultrabook fad (follow up)

A few months ago, I disagreed with comments made by Acer’s founder, Stan Shih. I suggested that netbooks and ultra books would merge (or face extinction). It looks like at least some people at Acer now share the same view publicly. Their estimate is for 18-24 months from now; my original prediction would have been for about 30 months from now, but considering their new aggressive pricing strategy for ultrabooks, the disappearance of netbooks will likely sooner rather than later.