Archives for August 2005

Pakastani Girl Gets Windows

In a bit of good pr for Microsoft, Misbehaving and Popgadget both point to this Seattle Post-Intelligencer article on Arfa Karim Randhawa, a 10-year-old girl from Pakistan and the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional in the world. Arfa, who has created basic Windows applications, such as a calculator and a sorting program, primarily in the C# […]

Please Put All Tray Tables In Upright Position

Photo by Jason Kottke

Noblesse Oblige

After reading Danah’s study regarding the role of gender in web site design, Halley wonders why Dooce chooses not to link to her readers who maintain blogs of their own. My guess in Dooce’s case is it may have been a design decision, since her blog is one of the cleanest on the web. Other […]

Valuable Munitions Material

You know what? Awards are important. They’re good at attracting top talent, getting us some well deserved press and, if smelted down, providing the government with valuable munitions material. We have San Francisco agency, Venables Bell, to thank for the above wisdom.


Doritos wants you to stop procrastinating. Because “Doritos is all about making a statement and living life in the now.” That’s why the snack food maker is taking part in the oh so Converse-like Fresh Films contest with Sony, and why they stand behind, short for “If Not Now When?”

Pagden Goes From Beer To Tequila

TEQUILA\ was launched in Paris in 1986 by Jean-Marie Dru, President & CEO, TBWA\ Worldwide, and has since become one of the world’s fastest growing marketing networks with 48 agencies in 34 countries. An Omnicom Group company and partnered with TBWA\ Worldwide, today TEQUILA\’s major clients include adidas, HP, Nissan, and Sony PlayStation. According to […]

Highbrow Audience Becomes Target

New York Times: For the first time in the 80-year history of The New Yorker magazine, a single advertiser will sponsor an entire issue. The Aug. 22 issue of The New Yorker, due out Monday, will carry 17 or 18 advertising pages, all brought to you by the Target discount store chain owned by the […]

Bloggers Bitch

ClickZ: Hostilities flared this week between the two best-known blog networks after comScore released a blog readership study that was co-sponsored by Six Apart and blog network Gawker Media. Media buyers have been clambering for just the sort of demographic profiling it offers, and blog publishers should benefit overall from its discovery that the blog […]