Monthly Archives: May 2010


Vonnegut: How To Write With Style The writing style which is most natural for you is bound to echo the speech you heard when a child. English was Conrad’s third language, and much that seems piquant in his use of English was no doubt colored by his first language, which was Polish. And lucky indeed […]

their prices are INSANE!!!

From Electronista: Microsoft on Thursday said it might cut the price of its Zune Pass subscription service. Senior product lead Terry Farrell wouldn’t say how certain this was or how much it might drop, but recognized that the Zune’s $15 monthly, unlimited downloads weren’t necessarily competing well. Music is a “challenging business,” he told BusinessWeek […]

it’s a pretty good logo

The name was suggested by Ginn’s brother, artist Raymond Pettibon, who also designed the band’s logo: a stylized black flag represented as four black bars. Pettibon stated “If a white flag means surrender, a black flag represents anarchy.” Their new name was reminiscent of the anarchist symbol, the insect spray of the same name, and […]

as a serious reader…

Electronista: Amazon says Kindle won’t chase iPad, focused on reading Amazon won’t try to copy the iPad with future versions of the Kindle, CEO Jeff Bezos said in an annual shareholders’ meeting today. He stressed that the Kindle would emphasize e-reading and likened its role to that of a dedicated camera versus a phone camera. […]

what is, not what could be

Hints, previews and sneak peeks. They go hand-in-hand with prototypes, demos and proof-of-concept products. These impossible-to-buy, incomplete, vaporware products – coupled with speculations – form the bulk of technology news. It’s bullshit is what it is. Here are a few recent ones I like: Yahoo, Nokia to unveil ‘Project Nike’ deal – Yahoo announces an […]

hell hath

Art is a jealous mistress, and if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture, or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider. —Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1860 via Laphams Quarterly

It’s what’s outside the office that counts

Words of wisdom for anyone in a position of hiring from Heidi Hackemer at BBH. The article pertains to the hiring methodology for the advertising world that BBH lives in, but I would go so far as to say this should be the methodology for every industry: The second column is where things got interesting: […]