Monthly Archives: January 2012

More ideas for Hollywood

Following up on Ideas for Movie Moguls, 1/25/12. Robert Goldman writes about a nearby cinema that has reserved seats. And has eliminated the non-preview commercials. This is the big idea. Treat your customers like you care about them, and they’ll … Continue reading

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Widget wars!

This is too funny not to say something. A few days ago I installed a widget that makes it easy to follow me on Twitter. When I looked at it in Firebug I was surprised at how they did it. … Continue reading

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Google’s age-hate

I don’t often use this space to condemn a person or company. I try to be understanding, see an issue from all sides. Or accept that it’s just in the nature of big tech companies to be monopolistic and arrogant … Continue reading

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Passive vs active news reading

You hear this a lot — I don’t seek out the news, I assume that if something is important it will find its way to me. The other day I heard a famous VC say he gets most of his … Continue reading

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Haiku street sign

100,000 years from now historians will debate the purpose of this street sign, discovered on the south corner of Central Park South and Columbus Circle. Was Earth occupied by a race of poets?

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Get the tech back in tech

There was a time when you went to a tech conference and many if not most of the speakers knew how computers work. Some of them even knew how to program, and some of them were actually programming on a … Continue reading

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Macros in the worldoutline

Over the last few days the worldoutline got its basic macro facility. This is at least the seventh time I’ve implemented this, but it’s the first time that CSS and JavaScript played a role in it. We’ve had support for … Continue reading

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