Archive for April 2006

Michael Doig Goes To NAB And All I Got Was This Stinkin’ Video

April 28, 2006

The coolest people read this blog.

So Michael Doig was in Las Vegas at NAB The World’s Largest Electronic Media Show this week. I asked him if he would shoot some video there I could share with you guys. He graciously sent me some but it was too long for me to air.

But he also sent me a link to the video below. Which, unfortunately, is probably the worst attempt at music in history. Enjoy your weekend.

“It’s best not to be too moral. You cheat yourself out of too much life.” And Five Other Thoughts That Stuck With Me This Week

April 28, 2006

Don't you just love that quote from Harold and Maude? Great movie. Go put it on your Netflix queue. And while your waiting think a little about this stuff…

Josh Wolfe of Nanotech Insider

…Like a game of chess—it’s not enough to think a few moves ahead—you must think at least one move ahead of the number of moves your opponent thinks. Or as I’ve previously recounted more colloquially: two guys are in the woods when a bear comes running. One starts running, the others shouts, “it’s no good—you’ll never outrun a bear.” The running guy turns back and says, “I don’t have to. I only have to outrun you.”

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Education: What’s In It For You?(or your kid is dumber than my kid)

April 27, 2006

 

You may not have noticed it but every post today had to do with young people.

I thought I'ld end the day on the controversial but effective Fairhaven school.

Let's be real.

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You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake (or But I bet it’s better than Bill’s)

April 27, 2006

Earlier today I wrote about the impressive score Angelique had on the ubiquitous MS game minesweeper. Her score on expert level was 101 seconds. But an astute reader sent me this. It seems Angelique's score is pretty pedestrian…(of course my best score is in the 500s so I can't say too much. :) )

Everything To Everyone (Or A Quick Look At The slow-motion trainwreck called Facebook)

April 27, 2006

 

So Facebook, is expanding into the corporate market.

A few months ago it expanded to high schools.

And a few months from now it will be worthless.

Some people seem to think this expansion is a great idea.

They are wrong.

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If The Children Are The Future We Need A Back-Up Plan (and other lies)

April 27, 2006

Tim Stay tells the amazing story of some young people who decided to change the world.

Really. 

Then my future ex-wife Angelique posted her minesweeper score.

Expert Level: 101 seconds

Note to self: stop being so fucking pedestrian…

The Coming Death Of Advertising Based Business Models

April 26, 2006

 

Advertising based models are doomed to fail.

Because smart companies are becoming their own media companies.

Wal-Mart gets it.

Nike gets it.

Even Scott Karp.

Smart companies are taking their story directly to the public and eliminating the media.

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