Rotten Apple. In 1984 I bought one of the first Apple Macintosh computers to roll off the line in Cupertino, California.
At 132 K ROM (hardly enough to power a toaster by today’s standards), the Mac came loaded with a serviceable writing program (Mac Write) and an ingenious graphics program (Mac Paint) and the age of personal computing was born in earnest. In those days Apple was a fiercely independent alternative to IBM, the corporate beast that monopolized the computer industry. Apple was a symbol of American ingenuity and innovation.
Human Rights. Springwise | New business ideas, trends and innovation. Jumo | We connect individuals and organizations working to change the world. International | Working together to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. Loans that change lives. Obama’s Refinancing Swindle. Barack Obama’s new housing refinance plan has nothing to do with “lowering monthly mortgage payments so responsible borrowers can stay in their homes”.
That’s all public relations bunkum. The truth is the banks want to offload their garbage mortgages onto Uncle Sam to avoid hundreds of billions of dollars in losses. That’s what this refi-ruse is really all about.