FACTOID: The Ford Ranger pickup truck has rolled into the pages of history. After almost 30 years of production Ford is abandoning its line of smaller pickups.
Whatever became of Nokia cellphones? Wasn’t that long ago when the majority of cellphone users seemed to be toting a small Nokia on their belt. Today, most users are swiping the screens on iPhone, Samsung, and HTC smartphones. Nokia still makes a ton of low-end phones but when smart phones came on the scene, the Nokia brand name seemed to go into hiding.
NOTE: Just hours after I wrote this I came across a news item about Nokia’s attempt at a market return. Click HERE.
FACTOID: A 3700 acre Highland County farm just sold for $14 million. That’s about $2,643 an acre. While that may sound high to some I am aware of farm ground in this area going for over $3,000 and in Fayette County for $5,000. In the 1960s I was interested in 100 acres of wooded land in Ross County. The price was $25 an acre and the local bank thought that was too high.
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FACTOID: Printer manufacturers almost give their printers away. Why? Because the money is in the ink. It is not uncommon for ink makers to retail ink for as much as $855 a gallon. Obviously they’re not operating in the red.