Blowing Bubbles While The Peninsula Burns

With all the deals being made in internet land these days, it’s only right that a blog called “Bubble 2.0” would float. Bubble 2.0? The signs are all around us. First a mainstream business publication quotes Howard Rheingold. Then Esther Dyson starts making investments. Before you know it, there’s a new Vespa store in downtown […]

Apache It Is

At lunch today, a friend (who works in IT) asked what platform I’m running my sites on. I stumbled for an answer, before blurting out, “Not Windows!” I run my personal sites and we run this site on Apache servers. Apache currently enjoys 70% market share, with Microsoft, Sun and Zeus running as distant finishers. […]

Dressing The Part At Sears

Chicago Sun Times: Some Sears salespeople may now dress in any color they want — as long they wear Sears clothes. Salespeople in apparel, jewelry and accessories departments can tear off those dull black or white pullovers and black or tan pants — which they could get from any store — and replace them with […]

Sticky Eyeballs Are So 1995

Business 2.0: Google co-founder Sergey Brin made a surprise appearance yesterday at the tail-end of the Web 2.0 conference, and had a few choice words for all the previous guests who had engaged in Google-bashing. “We fundamentally believe in sending people to other Websites. We believe in giving people access to content, not producing it. […]

Andie’s Hair On Red Alert

Tim Nudd at Adfreak picked up on Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor’s disgruntlement over L’Oréal’s big hair adverts. Sinead particularly disdains the ads for L’Oréal’ featuring American actress, Andie MacDowell. “I absolutely hate those hair commercials she’s done. They drive me crazy. She looks so prim and proper. “If I ever get the opportunity to meet […]

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Rethinking Newspaper Delivery

David Carr writing in The New York Times considers a futuristic newspaper reading device. What the newspaper industry really needs is an iPod moment. Consider if the line between the Web and print matter were erased by a device for data consumption, not data entry – all screen, no baggage – that was uplinked and […]

Paul MacFarlane – Professional Human Being. Or Professional Pariah?

Paul MacFarlane is the founder of The 10/05 Experiment in St. Louis, and has spent years challenging the conventions and practices of the ad industry. Which is not an easy path to walk down. But that doesn’t begin to describe Paul. His online diary will give you some insight into his thoughts. In the first […]