For the first time since 2001 (9/11, DotCom Crash), PC sales fell on a year over year basis. Among other reasons, analysts attribute this decline to the ongoing obsolescence of the PC platform, now heavily cannibalized by smartphones and tablets.
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And unfortunately, in the fullness of time, history's spotlight won't be on George W. Bush for using 9/11 as the excuse for driving the U.S. Ponzi into full overdrive by bankrupting the U.S. with two interminable wars and a tax cut for the jet-set who already have most of their money offshore. History instead will focus on the 52 million morons who voted for that chimp, not once but twice, even as their own jobs were being offshored right before their very eyes. And let's not forget that Bush's second election in 2004 occurred after it was fully acknowledged that the premise for invading Iraq (WMDs + 9/11 participation) was totally fabricated. Imagine the empire-ending hubris of invading another country on a totally false pretense and then camping out for an entire decade - "Ah fuck, we invaded the wrong country. Get out the map again. Did you say Iraq or Iran?". These right wing hypocrites don't want their government to do anything except cut taxes and invade other countries so that they can tell foreigners how to do everything. If crony capitalism isn't working in the U.S., why the hell would it work anywhere else? The blowback from this current hill-billy version of Pax Americana is going to be historic.
Finally, for those outside the U.S., "Honey Boo Boo" is just the latest new low point for the Idiocracy. Picture "Little Miss Sunshine" meets "Deliverance" and you get the idea. Presented if you can imagine on TLC network aka. The Learning Channel. Again, those who say I am a pessimist at this juncture are eight balling Prozac.