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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35365654

Bob on technology


 Someone's looking at you kids, so don't go playing hookey! 

I'm pretty sure they wouldn't turn down $100K for a gig these days.  I believe there was a bit of exaggeration in that tale.  For the hundred people that Apple employed at the time would mean the gig worked out at $1K/person (£700 or 920 euro).  The gig would be worth about $400K in today's money.



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There's nothing I've not heard before in this. Although the Apple story is relatively new. Makes you wonder about its credibility at all. Bob did say his stories are based on a truth, so maybe something happened. I doubt they turned down that much cash though. It does seem a little far fetched.

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I don't want to put off prospective customers but this texting parents thing if their kid hasn't arrived at school is weird man.

I mean why do you need technology for that? is it like a special bit of software that automatically texts the parents?

hahahaha

why can't they just use a mobile phone to text the parent?

how much money do the schools spend on the application when they could just press a button on a phone??

weird man

hahahahahaha

maybe i'll get employed by bob one day

as I'm a salesperson, maybe i'll sell his texting parents technology stuff

hahahaha

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maybe bob at the helm is like a USP in itself

I mean the trendy bob the rock star must be at the cutting edge of fashion

oh yes lets get some application to text parents when their kid is skiving off, it's just THE most fashionable thing to have

bob rock star says so

haha

so anyway bob has an old mobile phone, I wonder which one it is, how odd.

I actually believe he turned down 100k back in the 70s or whenever it was. I mean if it's 400k in todays money, and they were pretty big in those days, the opportunity cost of not doing the gig might not have been much if it meant they could be somewhere else making dosh recording, gigging, doing tv etc. and plus a corporate image might of ruined any credibility they might of had with some as being punk. I mean they probably had to be cautious not to lose a load of fans for being uncool and going corporate. it's not very cool and punk is it. I mean there was Sid sticking his fingers up to the posh middle class people and bob's going corporatefied and being turned into the rich mens' little toy for entertainment yeh anyway whatever I'm on about 100k then probably wasn't that much dosh compared to what they could of lost. just imagining the 'arder core punk people pointing their fingers going 'yeh told you they're not punk' - but then jonny lyden did an anchor advert didn't he? I mean I must admit I did think 'what a **** of butter you've turned out to be rotten. anchor for heavensake, butter???? letting the side down rotten. butter is bad for you and bad for cows. the meat industry in this country is vile and we import crops from countries where people go hungry just to feed our livestock. so I read anyway. and don't drink milk if you can help it either, word is that it contributes to breast cancer. well if you believe it or not, it's pretty weird that countries where they hardly eat dairy producst have comparatively non existant incidences of breast cancer. I mean one in thousands. in the uk it's one in 8!! well, you tell ME what's going on. dreadful morbidity rates don't you think? - so anyway rotten, get with it, butter stinks ok? and it aint gonna help feed the world either! despite bob's comment to thatcher about the butter mountains. just let poorer countries keep their damn crops and let them grown their own food for their own people instead. on this subject, did you know that one fifth of the arable land in the UK is all that is needed to feed the entire UK population were it to be used for vegan crops only?

I prefer using word 'of' to 'have' btw, I understand that it might be bad English. but of sounds so much better in my opinion.

anyway world gone mad.

get with it rock stars.

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Could you actually rely on the kids texting home? I wouldn't know as I don't have kids. Bob did this when he was concerned about his daughters getting to school.

The Rats didn't actually consider themselves as punks, they just did what they did. I think Bob cared more about money than street cred .

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I prefer using word 'of' to 'have' btw, I understand that it might be bad English. but of sounds so much better in my opinion.


 Doesn't make any sound when written.  Also it makes no sense.   May as well write "wood of".  That sounds correct as well. 



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I prefer using word 'of' to 'have' btw, I understand that it might be bad English. but of sounds so much better in my opinion.


 Doesn't make any sound when written.  Also it makes no sense.   May as well write "wood of".  That sounds correct as well. 


 I did notice that and wondered biggrin.



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My son's college has a "Parent Portal" which I thought was widely used now? You can just log in and see if they are registered in their classes. Also tells you how many assignments they have completed out of the total number set. Glad they didn't have it when I was at school!

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My son's college has a "Parent Portal" which I thought was widely used now? You can just log in and see if they are registered in their classes. Also tells you how many assignments they have completed out of the total number set. Glad they didn't have it when I was at school!


 Id have hated that!!  Would have spent lots of time and energy working out how I could fool the system. Time and energy not doing my school work



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ArrGee wrote:
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I prefer using word 'of' to 'have' btw, I understand that it might be bad English. but of sounds so much better in my opinion.


 Doesn't make any sound when written.  Also it makes no sense.   May as well write "wood of".  That sounds correct as well. 


 Agree hole hart edly. Righting sent tenses incorrectly on purpose for miner words like 'have' and 'of' seems strange whilst bothering to get words like sigh-kick write.

Thought you wood of bean a better sigh-kick than that,  especially with predictive text to help your 'powers' 



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I didn't write sigh-kick(sic), did I? I try my best, but I am not infallible.

Oddly enough, someone criticised my writing today because I wrote an article entitled "Working from Home". They said I should have made "Home" lower case. Which would make the following titles invalid...

The Wind in the Willows
From Here to Eternity
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

(yada yada yada)


PS Some magazines like Time Out do have a house style which follows the lower case convention, but it is generally accepted that all main words are capitals (e.g. A Tonic for the Troops!)

PPS reVerenD BLaCK GraPe is an obvious exception


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PS Some magazines like Time Out do have a house style which follows the lower case convention, but it is generally accepted that all main words are capitals (e.g. A Tonic for the Troops!)

PPS reVerenD BLaCK GraPe is an obvious exception


 Current favourite house style oddity is the New York Times, after reading an article in which they referred to Iggy as Mr Pop throughout. Cute.



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PS Some magazines like Time Out do have a house style which follows the lower case convention, but it is generally accepted that all main words are capitals (e.g. A Tonic for the Troops!)

PPS reVerenD BLaCK GraPe is an obvious exception


 Current favourite house style oddity is the New York Times, after reading an article in which they referred to Iggy as Mr Pop throughout. Cute.


I guess Meat Loaf is Mr. Loaf...

 



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I have heard Meatloaf being referred to as Mr Loaf.

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ArrGee wrote:
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PS Some magazines like Time Out do have a house style which follows the lower case convention, but it is generally accepted that all main words are capitals (e.g. A Tonic for the Troops!)

PPS reVerenD BLaCK GraPe is an obvious exception


 Current favourite house style oddity is the New York Times, after reading an article in which they referred to Iggy as Mr Pop throughout. Cute.


I guess Meat Loaf is Mr. Loaf...

 


 He did used to be, I think they added an exception at some point in the past few years, damn shame...



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