An interesting look at the Canadian economy

Take a look at this data coverage map from Sprint. Orange is EV-DO, Yellow is 1xRTT:

Wireless Data Coverage to the north

That spot with lots and lots of EV-DO, disproportionate to the rest of the country? That’s Alberta. The entire province is a mere 3.5 million people.

The isolated (but large) blob in the northeastern part of the province is centered on Fort McMurray, population 47,000. The EVDO coverage area is probably several thousand square miles.

Three guesses where all the oil is 🙂

Starbucks goes retro (and a little naughty) !

Over here, on $* changing the logo on their cup to the pre-1987 logo as part of a promotion of their new house brew:

Here’s my question, Starbucks fans: Does the logo, be it be green, white and conservative, or brown, white and slightly pornographic, have anything to do with why you line up around the block for the Seattle company’s coffee — new blend or old?

Reminds me of the joke about the origins of the Canadian flag… They wanted to create a flag that represented both male and female Canadians… But that would be pornographic, so they covered it up with a maple leaf 🙂