New Year’s resolutions aren’t part of my tradition. They’re too easily forgotten or ignored, and they seem to focus primarily on end results rather than on underlying issues that create the need for improvement. However, because the end-of-year holidays include more days off than I’m used to in a 2-week period, I usually do end […]
That’s Seth Godin’s prediction, not mine. It’s based on behavioral trends for people who are ready to buy. It might be a bit exaggerated, but let’s suppose only 50% of your sales are from word of mouth or online promotion. What are you doing to prepare for that kind of sales mix? Here in New […]
While I’m highly skeptical that Microsoft will play a key role in bringing them into existence (they haven’t really been about innovation for more than a decade), this 5-minute video shows some intriguing possibilities for making digital information part of our everyday lives. Some of it is science fiction at this point, but a lot […]
Another excellent video from Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University, this one describing changes in the way we "find, store, create, critique, and share information."
Times are tough, and they’ll get tougher, according to just about every expert opinion you can find. Optimistic experts say the recession will last through 2010; pessimists forecast hardship for the next decade. The wailing and gnashing of teeth among business owners and their employees (not to mention the experts) has reached almost biblical proportions. […]
The Machine is Us/ing Us Found this video on a social media site I belong to; it’s different than an older video I remember with a similar name. It’s a bit melodramatic, but it provides a reasonable overview of how the web has evolved from static content inseparable from format, to database-driven content separate from […]
Many of you may have seen this. It’s a 2009, Americanized update of a video from mid-2007, originally produced for a British audience. What’s it mean? That’s the question left hanging at the end of the video. Share your thoughts.