Tag Archives | Mistake

…Pasties are not pastries?


In a recent post about correcting typos online, Stephen J. Dubner quoted from an article in The Economist: “In the hills north east of Mexico City it is not uncommon to find Cornish pasties for sale.”

He adds: They meant to write “pastries” but, considering that miners work really hard, they might also be hoping to encounter the kind of people who go shopping for pasties.

Unfortunately for Stephen, The Economist did not mean to write “pastries”, and to prove it, mailed him a genuine Cornish pasty stuffed with peas, carrots, potatoes and mystery meat.

If only all mistakes were that delicious!

[Freakonomics – Dept. of Oops]

[Via: Serious Eats]

…The iPod is better than the Zune?

iPod VS Zune

When Microsoft released the Zune, they had plenty of time to learn from Apple’s mistakes and eat the iPod’s lunch by designing a superior product that fixed any of the iPod’s faults; right?

Apparently not, as Crave’s Molly Wood shows (in great detail) with the five reasons her Zune is dead to her.

From poor software and music categorization to tangled headphones, worthless wireless, and the unforgivable “erase all of her server-stored music” feature, it’s a must read for anyone that’s thinking of breaking rank and going with the ‘soft’s player.

Hello, again, little iPod buddy.

[Crave – 5 Reasons My Zune Is Dead To Me]