24 Oct

Recent buyers of Oregon’s only Frank Lloyd Wright house want to demolish it. They’ve already had the job to design a replacement home on the site rejected by at least one architectural firm, but I suppose some greedy jerk somewhere would take the assignment.

The Portland chapter of the American Insititute of Architects and the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy have both tried to contact the owners with offers to buy the property, help restore the house, help move the house, and so on, but the owners refuse to respond, and they have petitioned to have the home removed from the historic resources list — the first step in allowing it to be demolished. Despicable. They have no respect for history.

24 Oct

More than 2,000 people have lost their jobs at local (Seattle-area) technology companies since the end of May. MyLackey.com is the latest. I’m really not liking the look of this. Stamps.com just laid off 40% of their staff — I use stamps.com, but will they still be around when I need them? I think it might be a good idea not to put too much money in my Stamps.com account, just in case…

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