Regular readers know that I test a lot of products. I don’t let let a measly little “beta” label scare me away. But once in a while, you get screwed. And when that once in a while comes along, be sure I’ll let you know so you can avoid a similar fate. In this case, […]
Archives for June 2008
Every once in a while a new idea comes along — a shift in thinking that challenges the status quo. These innovations require us to either resist the change or adapt (most of us tend to resist). German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer did a good job of summarizing the lifecycle of the new idea, when he […]
As regular readers know, one of my busiest websites is BigBlueBall.com, a news and support site for instant messaging, social networks and other online collaboration tools. I registered BigBlueBall back in 1998 because I thought it was about as perfect a name as you could think up. It’s easy to say, to remember and spell. […]
Nike Soccer hired Guy Ritchie to produce the following 2-minute film that does a terrific job of capturing the dream of millions of young footballers (soccer players, for my US friends) — becoming a pro football player. The film is shot from the first-person perspective, and condensed to show the ups and downs and progression […]
I ran across a great quote from Yvon Chouinard, founder of outdoor outfitter Patagonia and noted environmental philanthropist. He says: “…to understand an entrepreneur, you should study a juvenile delinquent. They’re both saying: ‘This sucks and I’m going to do it another way.’ You have to want to break the rules and prove that your […]
Some of you already know the sad story of my first generation iPhone. Fortunately, there is a bright spot on the horizon — the newer, faster, cheaper iPhone 3G! Announced by Steve Jobs at Apple’s developer conference, this thing rocks. It supports AT&T’s 3G data network, which means faster wireless internet connectivity. It’s got true […]
UPDATE – …and we’re back! I’ll be updating plug-ins and tweaking things a bit, but you should be able to post comments again. I’ll be taking the blog down for a few minutes as I upgrade to the latest version of WordPress. If all goes well, we’ll be back in a few minutes.