Free idea for Jeff Bezos, Amazon & Kindle

I’ve been thinking about getting a Kindle for a long time.  I’ve had an Amazon wishlist of titles even longer; I pretty much keep any and all books I’m interested in but don’t have time to order/read immediately on that list. Out of curiosity, I added a Kindle device to my shopping cart, only to….

Articles of Interest for 8/11/2008

Is Google a Media Company? – The New York Times Is Ad Targeting the Next Big Thing – Don Dodge Evil Genius: (The Good Side of PowerPoint) – Maya Design How To Demo Your Startup – Tech Crunch Facebook’s Redundant Ad Rating System – Tech Crunch Web Privacy on the Radar in Congress – The….

The Myth of the Creative Class

Jeff Jarvis wrote this very interesting and provocative blog post today. Here’s just a brief taste: The internet doesn’t make us more creative, I don’t think. But it does enable what we create to be seen, heard, and used. It enables every creator to find a public, the public he or she merits. And that….

T-Mobile taps into advertising zeitgeist

I came across this ad / write-up for T-Mobile Germany today (thanks to Greg March for pointing it out): http://weaklythunk.wordpress.com/2008/07/26/germany-delivers-an-operatic-surprise/ The background is here (original audition): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA and then here (the finals): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqWvuMJV0Yw&feature=related Maybe you already knew about this guy…I did not (either because I was living under a rock or have 2 small children….

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road – Politico Style

Thanks to John Durham for sharing these. WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE  ROAD? BARACK  OBAMA: The chicken crossed  the road because it was time for CHANGE! JOHN MCCAIN: My friends, that  chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in  cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side….

Wine Library #504 – Vintage Bordeaux (1988)

Great show: http://tinyurl.com/5dj4bu ’88 Cos D’Estournel ’88 Margaux ’88 Latour Good conversation about relevance of ratings and storage, etc.

Solving Microsoft Word 2007 Problems

Image via Wikipedia Thanks to scouring the web I found the following blog from Tim Anderson where there were over 180 comments based on a post he made about a problem he was having in Word 2007…wading through the comments I found that they were all similar problems having to do with a corrupt registry. ….

Private Air Hitchhiking

Posted in Humor, Random

Interesting article in the NYTimes about private jet interlopers…those who are the passengers in the lap of other people’s luxury travel. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/13/fashion/13hitch.html

Ping.fm

A few months ago I started sketching out (and I have witnesses!) an idea for an update service to update multiple social nets from one source.  I back-burnered the idea after have a hard time coming up with a revenue model to support it.  With that said, the folks at Ping.fm had the similar idea,….

Milk Jug for a Green Earth

Interesting article from the NYTimes on the redesign of the gallon milk jug which has some pretty interesting implications regarding the balance between industrial design, functionality, and profitability: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/30/business/30milk.html