The end of MoviePass

Well, it was a good run. MoviePass served millions of customers for a short time in the 2018, but it is no more. Well… the company still exists as of this writing, but it is effectively gone. When a business no longer has products (or services) available to their paying customers, they are as good as gone. And that’s the case with MoviePass.

Quora: “How did Walt Disney help his community?”

“His community” is pretty ambiguous. HIS community would be one of elite artists and businessmen. If the question is actually ‘How did Walt Disney help people?’, that’s an easier answer: Walt Disney helped tens of thousands of people (after he and Roy successfully started the Disney Studios) by creating hundreds of jobs within the Disney Studios. Those artists, engineers, and staffers did not have the creative and technical jobs we have today. He also helped the people by erecting his own buildings. His work (and those of his …

Goodbye Top-Left Click

Well, with Google Chrome‘s recent material redesign (Build 69), one of the most odd mouse shortcuts that I have used since ~1995 has gone away… that is/was the ability to close a window by double-clicking on the top-left corner of the window. And since a large majority of my time on the computer is spent in Google Chrome, it’s a noticeable change.   I just updated to Chrome 69, and a dozen times now I’ve tried clicking on that corner to close windows, but now it only resizes …

Quora: “Did Walt Disney take advantage of Ub Iwerks?”

First, the only person/people who could give a REAL answer, is Ub, or people close to him that he confided in. Anyone else – even “Disney historians” are full of hot air if they pretend to know what Ub thought. (OR, if there are credible documents in Ub’s own handwriting that clearly spell it out.) That said, I don’t think Walt took advantage of Ub. I think the industry was so new, and they were young enough, that the adventure and thrill of trying something new outweighed any …

Quora: “Is it possible that Tesla will eventually be regarded as the DeLorean of this period of automotive history?”

Interesting question, but no. Tesla has built over 100,000 vehicles so far, with many more coming. DeLorean Motor Company only built 9,080 DMC-12s. Also, John DeLorean didn’t have the amount of money that Musk had/has.   Original Quora question – Is it possible that Tesla will eventually be regarded as the DeLorean of this period of automotive history?

Quora: “If Walt Disney were alive today how different do you think the theme parks would be?”

I’m always sad and bothered by these “What would Walt think/do…” questions. *MAYBE* people who worked CLOSELY with Walt back in the day could *POSSIBLY* give an acceptable answer on his behalf, but those people are, for the most part, gone. Walt was a family man. He loved people. He loved entertaining people. He was also a business man – although not as good a business man as his brother Roy – so it’s nearly impossible to tell how the Disney Parks would be today. I know this …