Wednesday, 17 August 2011

What shall… we use… to fill… the empty… spaces…

That’s what Pink Floyd sang three decades ago on legendary ‘The Wall’.

Three years ago, I attended a statistics trade fair in Lisbon. One stand remained like this:

…kinda ironic when you see the name above. Looks like they really do need to populate Minnesota. Or maybe the representatives were so amazed by the Portuguese weather as opposed to cold Minnesota that they simply found better things to do, out in town.

Another stand, just as unfull, maybe remained like that for almost the opposite reason. Luxembourg is rich, at least in official GNP terms. So why bother manning a stand to study income? I mean, they know how to generate one. Or they didn’t particularly need to increase it, what with being rich and all.

Enough fair. Fair enough.

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