Tragedy at V-Tech; Facebook Emerges as Vital Communication Tool

The U.S. found a new tool in how to communicate on a one to many way in times of crisis today.  On this national day of sorrow and disbelief, Facebook.com proved that the world of social networking extends past sharing pictures and music tastes. One LA Times Article includes the following paragraph.  "University of Southern Californ…

A Future History Lesson On Market Forces

So Don Imus is fired.  After meeting with Jese Jackson and Al Sharpton, CBS President Les Mooves fired his top rated radio host.  Many people cheer this.  The villain was vanquished, the evil doer thwarted, the racist cast back to the cave from where he belongs.And the rest of us will get to watch a first hand example of how capitali…

Proof that EVERYONE is 6 Degrees of Seperation Away

News from ESPN comes that Don King (yes that Don King) was able to got a front row seat at Pope Benedict XVI's general audience Wednesday. (yes, that Pope.)  According to the report, "the Vatican visit was arranged through a boxer King represents -- Italian super welterweight champion Luca Messi, whose brother Alessandro is a Catholic pri…

The Upcoming Battle Between Obama and Hillary Supporters

A lot of talk has been generated about the "You Tube Effect" on the U.S.  Presidential election in 2008. I think the most interesting aspect is the total lack of control that the campaigns will have over their suporters. We are going to see "campaign extremists" completely convolute the message and intentions of the high pa…

Does Amazon Want You To Fight Roosters?

Ah, remember when having the world's largest selection of merchandise was a good thing?  Well apparently Amazon.com's decision to offer magaiznes catering to the Cock Fighting crowd has - in what will be the most overused pun in a decade - ruffled some feathers. The Register UK and Computerworld report the Humane Society has slapped Amazon.co…

The Marketing Guy’s Worst Nightmare

I'm imagining being the marketing guy at Microsoft charged with increasing the amount of time a user spends on their computer each day, lets call it Director of PCMPD (PC Minutes per Day). Being Microsoft, I probably have a staff member for each segment - 6-10 years old, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, etc....plus a dotted line over to the enterprise P…

Pardon the Rant…

<rant> ...But what must the rest of the world be thinking.  You turn on CNN, and you have an over matched judge mugging for a national TV audience, with a bunch lawyers fighting about who gets to take control of the body of a now 2 week dead Anna Nicole Smith.  Never mind the fights over custody, inheritance or support, this is…