No this isn’t a post about the economy. It is not a post about unemployment. No this isn’t a post about globalization and outsourcing.
This is my humble tribute to Steve Jobs who resigned as CEO of Apple today.
I bought the first Apple II that was sold in Richardson, Texas. It had a built in Basic emulator and programs were loaded in using a cassette tape recorder. If you had multiple programs on the cassette, you had to use the digital meter on the recorder to forward to the spot on the tape for the program.
You can’t imagine how happy I was when I bought an Apple floppy drive. WOW. Was that progress. Then VisiCalc came out and the world of the spreadsheet had arrived.
It seems like it took IBM a couple more years before they produced their first PC and officially gave credibility to the personal computer, while also pulling an unknown company called Microsoft. Microsoft produced MS DOS for IBM. Continue reading Jobs→
When you look at all the construction that is going on in David it makes you wonder where economic turn down is. I know I have talked to businesses and many tell me they can see that people are guarding their money more. However, somebody thinks it is good business to build more locations for businesses.
The other day I drove around and took a few photos of construction that is going on, just completed or not there a year ago. The photos follow.
This first photo is in downtown David. In the photo Hotel Best Western can be seen on the left. These are too really big cranes and the construction area is huge.
It has been a while since I posted the local gas prices. For comparisons remember that the octane ratings are different than in the US. 95 octane in Panama is 91 octane in the US. 91 octane is equal to 87. The V-Power is Panama 95 octane.
Several times a year I have Chiriquí Chatter readers that come to Panama and if they come to David they sometimes ask to go for coffee.
Recently a couple was here and had been scouting for apartments as a possibility, but when they had used a real estate agent they had been told that there were no apartments in David and had shown them houses.
I asked if the agent might have misunderstood the need and that the agent might not have known about any “available” apartments. They said “no” and they had specifically asked to see some neighborhoods with apartments, independent of whether they were vacant or not.
Well, there are several in David, The other day I took the following photos of a few apartments that are in the Terronal area of David. You will see that they typically are two story and not high rises as in Panama City.
There have been speculations of high rises being built, but personally I would not want one. There is too much seismic activity in this area and I would not trust the construction to be that of San Francisco, California.