The world's first Apple reseller is no more.
sold its first computer, an Apple II, in 1977 as a sideline to its growing technology business. By 1984, Apple computers were its primary focus. The world's first Apple reseller, FirstTech actually used its own boilerplate legal documents and swapped in Apple's name when drawing up its first sales contract. Its final day of business will be March 29. [more inside]
posted by CommonSense
on Mar 20, 2014 -
"Is she O.K.?" a customer asks.
"My mom?" asks Kristy, the waitress.
"Yes," the customer replies.
Since Sunday, the front page of the New York Times has been featuring a portrait in five parts
of Elyria, Ohio (pop: 55,000), seen mostly through the lens of a local diner. (Second link is to a full multimedia feature, but direct links to the five individual articles can be found within.) [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Oct 18, 2012 -
Two weeks ago, the Small Business Administration
proudly announced that they surpassed the legally required 23% of Federal contracts to small businesses. "This is excellent news for small businesses doing business with the federal government,” said
Administrator Barreto. “For the third year in a row, the federal government has met or exceeded
its small business contracting goal. The President and his administration are committed to
helping small businesses get their fair share of government contracts.” [pdf
They however failed to mention
that they continue to classify Boeing
(member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average), GTSI
($900M in revenue last year), and other "small" businesses in that category.
posted by pwb503
on Jul 6, 2006 -