Saturday, May 9, 2015

Boston Globe Treadmill

It sure seems that way when it comes to the $tatu$ quo $y$tem and their pre$$:

"The death last Friday of Silicon Valley executive Dave Goldberg after falling off a treadmill and hitting his head has focused new attention on the risks of the hugely popular exercise machines." 

Some deaths are more important than others (like they make the front page).

Look, I didn't know the guy but from what they tell me:

"David Goldberg, 47; half of Silicon Valley power couple" by Vindu Goel and Quentin Hardy New York Times  May 05, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — David Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey and the husband of Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, died Friday night after he collapsed at the gym at a private resort in Mexico, according to a Mexican government official. He was 47.

Mr. Goldberg was on vacation with family and friends at the Four Seasons Resort near Punta Mita, close to Puerto Vallarta in southwest Mexico, according to a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office in Nayarit State. Mr. Goldberg left his room around 4 p.m. on Friday, collapsed while exercising and died of head trauma and blood loss, said the spokesman. His brother, Robert Goldberg, found him on the floor of the gym at the resort at around 7 p.m. The spokesman said it appears “he fell off the treadmill and cracked his head open.”

If as reported that is a terrible thing to happen to anyone. All I can think of is Harry Reid getting hurt this way, then the rumor copying out that the true nature of the injury was an in-law beating his ass during an argument.

Mr. Goldberg was transported to Hospital San Javier in Nuevo Vallarta, with weak vital signs, and died there, said the spokesman, who added that the incident appeared to be an accident. Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook and a friend of the family, had said the death occurred while Mr. Goldberg was on vacation with Ms. Sandberg.

Why would anyone want him dead?

Mr. Goldberg’s death was announced by his brother and by SurveyMonkey on Saturday, but no cause or details of where it occurred were disclosed at that time. The lack of information prompted a wave of speculation about what happened to Mr. Goldberg, who was well regarded as an entrepreneur and mentor and was the less famous half of one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent power couples.


Mr. Goldberg was particularly proud of his company’s ability to predict election results through its surveys, noting that SurveyMonkey was sometimes more accurate than traditional pollsters.

Huh. And with all the election frauds we have been seeing lately.... 

He viewed online surveys as an inexpensive way for companies to gather data about their customers and competitors.

“We could tell Google Glass would be a tough sell,” he said in the April interview, discussing Google’s experimental computer mounted on eyeglass frames. “The cameras made people feel weird, and they thought the look interfered with people, like technology was getting in the way.”

I forgot where I left the link.

But one weakness of such surveys, he said, is that “people are terrible at telling you what they want.” He added, “They can say what they don’t want.”

I've said what I want: and end to the war economy and private central banking and a return to the Constitution. That's doesn't fly very far and gets you labeled as some sort of subversive.

Mr. Goldberg grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Harvard in 1989 with a degree in history and government. He joined the consulting firm Bain & Co., then moved to Capitol Records as a marketer....

This guys all come from the same cla$$. 


The treadmill of life (and death) goes on.