Mavis Beacon Typing-Instruction Software

IMavis Beacon remember Mavis Beacon typing-instruction software. It was popular some years ago.  Come to find out, there never was a Mavis Beacon. The woman depicted worked at a perfume counter at Saks Fifth Avenue. The software developers hired her to pose as a model. Her name is Renee L’Esperance.

This has no bearing on the quality of the software about which I know nothing. I never used it. But I do find it amusing that someone who was seemingly well known actually never existed.

Venezuela Nearing the Bottom

President Nicolas Maduro’s government said on Thursday it had taken over warehouses around Venezuela crammed with medical goods and food that “bourgeois criminals” were hoarding for speculation and contraband.

The socialist government says businessmen and wealthy opponents are trying to sabotage the economy to bring Maduro down, while also seeking to make profits from hoarding, price-gouging and smuggling across the border to Colombia.

If the government seizes merchandise in warehouses, who’s going to restock warehouse?  Nobody in his right mind.  You can loot the economy for only so long.  Venezuela is surely testing the limits of that proposition.  Pity the people of Venezuela.  They can look forward to the kind of poverty few but Cubans have heretofore known.