Thursday, June 14, 2007

Why I love reading the WSJ, reason number, whatever

This island, Leaf Cay, in the Bahamas, will be sold on June 28 at an auction in Ft. Lauderdale. The auctioneer, Fisher Auctions, had a display ad in the Wall Street Journal last week.
This is something the Internet just doesn't give you - the display ad. Sure, there are tons of Web display ads. But it just is not the same as physically holding the newspaper in your hand, flipping through the text and ads, seeing all kinds of different things. Right next to all kinds of locales you will never visit, fast cars you will never own [Maserati: $99k], and fancy suits you can never afford, are these kinda of ads. Imagine for a second: Your own island in the Bahamas, fully developed, diesel tanks, airstrip, communications building, guest houses ... you could be your own Dr. No in the middle of nowhere! But ... then what?
The only bad thing about the WSJ is that it is sometimes too thorough. It isn't a newspaper a reader can just skim through. You have to read the articles in order to learn anything. And that is why they often pile up on me.


Anonymous said...

Well what was the price???

Tony said...

It's still for sale! It will be sold at auction in a little under two weeks.