Why am I not surprised? George W. Bush just signed into the law the worst $1 Coin program concept ever (and that is a decent hurdle to clear).
Bush Signs the “Native Americans $1 Coin Act”.
Here is my blog post about the bill, as it was in Congress. From another blog, some additional coverage.
I guess both the House & the Senate get two thumbs down for passing this also. I predict this will set a record for the lowest number of coins to make it out of the US Treasury vaults, ever.
Now this looks like fun…
eBay Countdown Widget (Beta)
I will self-admit, I’m more of a fixed-price buyer than an auction bidder, although I’ve done plenty of both on eBay. But I like the idea of a smack-talking, action-packed, avatar-enabled feel to an online auction. Captures some of the intensity and fun of a live auction, with the extra high tech coolness of a web-based widget.
We’ll see what people think, but I’m glad this idea came to life. Special thanks for making it work on Firefox on the Mac! Hats off to the Buyer Experience team, who I know have been cooking up ideas like this for the better part of a year.