Noted in passing

Dave Killion — September 28, 2011

And since they're skinny, you know they'll share their Doritos with you!

I had wondered on this very blog how different the reaction would be to the death of a great entrepreneur compared to the death of a prominent politician, and now we know

“Arch West, a retired Frito-Lay marketing executive credited with creating Doritos as the first national tortilla chip brand, has died in Dallas at ageĀ 97.”

It must have been a great comfort to West in his final years to know his creation will continue to bring pleasure to millions of people for years and years to come. It is a blessing to mankind that there have been, and will be, so many people making similarly tremendous contributions to human happiness and well-being that the passing of any one of them is hardly even noted. How different they are from those self-serving politicians who rely on state institutions to stage elaborate funerals and ceremonies in order to shore up the illusion of their importance.

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Ashley Johnston says

Less acute than the Layton Celebration, but the annual ceremony to celebrate fallen peace officers at the expense of the tax payer is a bit unnerving as well.

— October 5, 2011

Ashley Johnston says

Forgot to include the link:
http://www.canadaeast.com/rss/article/1435459

— October 5, 2011

Ashley Johnston says

And then I read that Steve Jobs has died. His passing will likely not go unnoticed.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/05/apple-jobs-idUSN1E79421320111005

— October 5, 2011

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