Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Oct 2013 16:02 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Google

Google back in 2005:

There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results pages.

Google today:

The company confirmed to the Guardian that it is testing a system with about 30 advertisers in the US in which it shows banner ads for companies including SouthWest Airlines on pages which include them in web search results.

And people wonder why I have zero trust in companies.

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RE[9]: Comment by Tractor
by Alfman on Sat 26th Oct 2013 19:18 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Tractor"
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

unclefester,

"She started work at 15. By the age of 25 she owned two houses and a fairly expensive sports car outright."

It leaves a huge dilemma as to what direction to steer the kids, doesn't it? Start earning an income right away at a job that cannot be offshored. Or start earning it years later while paying down interest on a six figure education debt?

Edited 2013-10-26 19:31 UTC

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RE[10]: Comment by Tractor
by Soulbender on Sun 27th Oct 2013 05:19 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by Tractor"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Maybe just steer them in the direction they have interest in?

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RE[11]: Comment by Tractor
by Alfman on Sun 27th Oct 2013 18:27 in reply to "RE[10]: Comment by Tractor"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Soulbender,

"Maybe just steer them in the direction they have interest in?"

Hey I'm all for laissez faire as long as they can be self-dependent. However if they're going to become a protracted liability for many years into adulthood, then I consider that it's both our right and responsibility to help guide them in their economic choices, if not for their sake, then at least for ours.

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/01/13/20-something-livin...

Edit: I'm not meaning to sound cold here. I love my kids and want them to be happy. However economic realities don't always provide us with the means to do what we want.

Edited 2013-10-27 18:43 UTC

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