Tag Archives: Music industry

The Scam Potential of Presence Messages

By | October 6, 2008

David Weinberger as ever hits nail upon head with dose of humor, but his point to me opens the gates to all sorts of thoughts, some of them Web 2.0ish: Often, on the back of a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign is a ‘Make Up My Room Now’ message of some sort. But, now matter how they phrase it,… Read More »

Demise of Contemplative Space

By | February 19, 2008

Demise of Contemplative Space Originally uploaded by Loose Wire. Now there are TVs on buses, in lifts, in waiting rooms, is there any room left for contemplation? In tandem with my earlier musings about the demise of downtime, we’re seeing those places that once, by accident or design, encouraged pondering, mulling, whatever you want to call, shrink in… Read More »

Bald-headed Britney and the Lost Art of Linking

By | February 22, 2007

I think we’ve missed a big trick with links. You know, those underlined words on a web page that take us somewhere else. They’ve been around a while now, so you’d think we’d have explored them a bit, built a little etiquette around them, what to do, what not to do when you link to something else. After… Read More »

Crying Out for Clarity

By | September 27, 2006

Interesting post and thread at Signal vs Noise on the overuse of buzzwords, particularly on job applications. One thing caught my eye, though: the assumption that shorter, briefer is better. One commenter wrote: “I’ve always noticed that the shortest emails come from those with the most power in the organization.” That’s probably because they’re using a BlackBerry. Shorter… Read More »

Revisiting the Kryptonite Affair

By | April 25, 2006

Remember the Kryptonite Affair? It was back in September 2004 when a company that sold bicycle locks crashed into the power of forums and blogs and came away battered and bleeding when it failed to respond in Internet time to complaints that some of its bicycle locks could be opened with a Bic pen. Here was my take at… Read More »