Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Anne Frank, TomTom and Tele Atlas

(photo: victor svensson.)

It was an honest days' work.
TomTom's falling stock gave me a reason to look up an old friend: David Niederman, who's now a bigshot financial analyst at Pacific Crest, in Oregon.

Navteq and Tele Atlas are the only two providers of well-regarded mapping data measured at the street level around the world.

"They are unique assets," Pacific Crest Securities analyst David Niederman said of Tele Atlas and Navteq, though he cautioned against reading too much into this week's movement in share prices.


It reminds me of the nursery rhyme:
Tom, Tom, the piper's son. Stole a pig. And away did run. The pig was eat. And Tom was beat. Till he ran crying. Down the street.
(photo: killrbeez, who used to have a TomTom...)

And, it turns out that Anne Frank's tree will be preserved, at least for a while.

My comment: a quote from 'A Wizard of Earthsea,' by Ursula LeGuin. (any Fantasy nerds out there?)

"Heal the wound and cure the illness, but let the dying spirit go."


Rachel said...

I've never heard that nursery rhyme. Like I had never heard that bridge song that Marcia made us sing in Avingnon a few summers ago. Just what were you guys teaching me and Deb when we were little? Wait - don't answer that.

Toby Sterling said...

The bridge song Marcia made us sing? What are you talking about?

Every body knows Tom Tom the piper's son. It's a classic!

Rachel said...

You know.... sur la pont d'Avignon. I'd attach the picture of us dancing on the 'pont', but I don't know how.