Tuesday, January 12, 2021

GM Launches Brightdrop; Toyota Halts Production In China -- January 12, 2021

Commercial electric vans will be delivered to FedEx by the end of the year.

Reason #34 Why I Love To Blog

It was pure happenstance that I started to "follow" semiconductors. I became very, very interested when Apple announced the M1 chip. 

From there, the story snowballed.

Within weeks, we learned, and reported on the blog, that there were indications of a growing global shortage of chips.

Tonight we learn that Toyota has halted production in China due to a global semiconductor shortage. From the report, "there have been warning signs about this for month."

The Sports Page

I never cared for Nick Saban, although of course there was no basis for that. Just pure (and inappropriate) emotion on my part.

I'm watching the game tonight, a replay of last night's game. 

Based on what sportscasters were saying about him tonight I have an incredible amount of respect for him. I'll leave it at that. 


This might only make sense to those who watch "First Take" religiously. LOL. 


  1. Well, Nick Saban is a great coach and has been for years. However, all in all, it is just a game. Hard to see why this occurs so frequently in college football... According to a USA Today report that was released on Wednesday morning, University of Alabama coach Nick Saban is once again college football's highest-paid coach with a salary of $9.3 million. Saban made $8.7 million in compensation in 2019.Oct 14, 2020. Didn't save a single life, as best I can discern....

  2. Yes, that's the only downside -- the obnoxious salaries these coaches (and professional players) command. But it is what it is.

  3. "It is what it is". A sad commentary of the times, but you are right. I reflect upon all the high paying occupations/professions that actually contribute very little to the betterment of mankind, and..... well, it is enough to make one a cynic. But, as always, HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL!

    1. I have to end a lot of conversations with "it is what it is" simply because the discussions could go on forever, and nothing would change and I'm in the autumn of my life.