Archives for April 2006

Something’s In The Air

Thanks to podcasts and streaming radio, we’re starting to learn what brands sound like. Now, thanks to ScentAir, we will begin to learn what brands smell like. According to Influx Insights, ScentAir has concocted over 1500 smells, has over 1,000 clients and has doubled its staff in the past year. Retail stores, hotels, and casinos […]

“Blog” Is Losing Its Meaning

Hugh MacLeod considers the difficult time some journalists have had coming to terms with blogs. As I’m fond of saying, blogs are good for making things happen indirectly etc. But journalists seem to have a problem getting their head around it. “Indirectly” is too foreign to them. They’re too used to living in the “directly” […]

Watching Big Brother

From USA TODAY: Home TV screens just keep getting bigger. And there’s no end in sight. Panasonic pitched a tent outside the New York Stock Exchange yesterday to show off the biggest high-definition plasma screen yet. At 103 inches, it’s an inch bigger than versions being produced by Samsung and LG. Panasonic vice president Andrew […]

Goodfellow Is

Good geeks disdain patent law. Geoff Goodfellow is a such a geek. According to the New York Times, Mr. Goodfellow had a light-bulb moment in 1982, when he came up with the idea of sending electronic mail messages wirelessly to a portable device — like a BlackBerry. Only back then, there was no BlackBerry; his […]

Blogging The Buckeye State

Weblogs, Inc. has gone local with their first metro blog. The metro they chose to explore is the great state of Ohio—really an amalgamation of several metros. One of the better posts is from Hannah Blumenfeld. It’s about Anabelle’s, a dive bar in Akron, a.k.a. Aktucky. I discovered that the bar’s cigarettes were housed in […]

Referential V. Experiential

Greg Knauss picked up the slack for Jason Kottke, while Jason was off on honeymoon. The experience led Knauss to the following observations. There are two kinds of bloggers, referential and experiential. Kottke is one. I, now two weeks too late in realizing this, am another. The referential blogger uses the link as his […]

“Victory Records Is A Lifestyle Company” Doesn’t Sound Very Indie

Valley Wag is running “a purported email exchange” between Tony Brummel, head of indie label Victory Records, and Steve Jobs. Here’s how Brummel came at it: Victory Records is a lifestyle company and a brand that has always marched to the beat of its own drum and operated contrary to industry standards. That is a […]

Shelter From The Storm

Last night, MSNBC aired a debate among mayoral candidates from New Orleans. What would have normally been a regional broadcast went national, as the Crescent City’s future hangs in the balance. Given that the situation is so tenuous, it’s nice to see this story about KB Home in USA TODAY. KB Home, one of the […]