College music departments doing it right.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen reunite and recreate their classic 1981 Microsoft photo
In the black and white photo, baby-faced Gates and bearded Allen pose with the technology of the time: early personal computers. That was the year the duo launched Microsoft’s operating system, MS-DOS, at the time running on IBM personal computers.
On Tuesday night, at a private event at Allen’s Living Computer Museum in Seattle, Gates and Allen recreated their famous pose, surprising a group of IT veterans assembled to celebrate the achievements of the past forty years of computing. Before smiling for the cameras, the two stood together, apart from the crowd of mingling tech pioneers, catching up quietly in a corner then looking at some of their handiwork from Microsoft’s early days.
We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:
‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave.
I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”
My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”
Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks
‘Do you have a suspended coffee ?’
It’s simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwitch or a whole meal.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it.
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Ive done this before. Not alot of places will do this and that sucks.
I still need to cover a Seger song.
I wonder what Seger smells like.
I would assume he smells like a rock.
Impossible! You can’t smell like a rock when you’ve got a fire down below.
I am pretty sure he smells like old records on the shelf.