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Thanks to Robert McIntosh at The Wine Conversation for pointing me to this story. Orbital collapses into administration . The worst news to come out of this is that the folks with the company (10 of them) have all been laid off. The somewhat better news is that there is still a chance that the business might still be sold and the brand will live on. That’s still not very good news, but at least the ownership group may be able to pay off their creditors and meet their near term financial commitments.
I got this from Snopes.com from a list of New Rules for 2006. They apparently debunked the claim that is was from George Carlin and instead show (or claim to show) that is from Bill Maher's HBO show. New Rule: The more complicated the Starbucks order, the bigger the asshole. If you walk into a Starbucks and order a "decaf grande half-soy, half-low fat, iced vanilla, double-shot, gingerbread cappuccino, extra dry, light ice, with one Sweet-n'-Low and one NutraSweet," ooh, you're a huge asshole. Whatever the source, I think it contains a lot of truth because when people get this picky, it is sign to me that they are oblivious -- or worse yet take great glee -- at acting like petty tyrants, at imposing difficulty and complexity on someone with less power, at showing everyone in the store how skilled they are at pushing around the poor clerk, and at slowing the flow of the line. Of course, bad cell phone behavior is worse.
L’Italia è il Paese dove in una festa tradizionale, dal palco, al microfono, si saluta e si esalta un capoclan di camorra in galera: la gente applaude, e vai con lo spumante. E’ tutto in questo incredibile video , girato domenica scorsa da Claudio Pappaianni e Andrea Postiglione. E’ una cosa normale, evidentemente, in questo paese: il giorno dopo, non un politico che ne abbia accennato, non un’interrogazione parlamentare, un articolo di giornale.
Report by Jonathan Maus of BikePortland.org PORTLAND, OR - Nearly 200 cyclists, well over twice the usual amount, joined city bike coordinator Roger Geller on his Bike Master Plan Ride last night. Riders of all stripes came out to show support for the embattled Master Plan, which Mayor Potter recently decided to cut from his proposed budget. As expected, Transportation Commissioner Sam Adams, flanked by his policy analyst Roland Chlapowski and his Chief of Staff Tom Miller, made an appearance.
Altro che coda lunga e discorsi alti sulle opportunità di crescita del digitale nel nostro paese; a meno di un mese dallo IAB Forum di Milano a tenere banco negli ultimi giorni sono polemiche da condominio e risse verbali ai limiti della denuncia. Non voglio fare qui la cronistoria dei botta e risposta, ma solo provare a contribuire con i miei due cents e raccontare un punto di vista personale sulla campagna Internet for Peace (di cui avevamo già parlato sia qui su IMlog sia in un intervista di qualche tempo fa). Dire, come il direttore di Wired ha fatto, che questa campagna “ cambia tutto ” o che “ quando lanciammo la campagna … in Italia Internet faceva notizia solo se uno apriva un gruppo per la mafia su Facebook ” è stato, credo, un errore.
Following is an alphabetically sorted list of popular Web 2.0 applications. The description for each of the application is taken from their own About or FAQ pages. 43 Things 43 Things is great for making a list of goals. It’s a way of connecting with other enthusiasts interested in everything from watching a space shuttle launch to grow my own vegetables. Allmydata Allmydata harnesses the power of grid storage technology to securely store your email, photos, music, movies and more. Backpack Make a page out of an idea.
Just finished the first session at the Innovation Marketing Conference , which was a presentation by Russ Klein, the CMO of Burger King. Short presentation, about 30 minutes or so, with a couple of key themes. The biggest “a-ha” that came out of the session was the idea of “social currency.” Rushkoff defines “social currency” thusly: “Social currency is like a good joke.
March 18, 2013 Ah, the downside of that "hour of play" insight I really appreciate the allure of this quote, attributed to Plato: You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. So many thanks to Bernie DeKoven for pushing back:
It's an emerging rule of thumb that suggests that if you get a group of 100 people online then one will create content, 10 will "interact" with it (commenting or offering improvements) and the other 89 will just view it. It's a meme that emerges strongly in statistics from YouTube, which in just 18 months has gone from zero to 60% of all online video viewing. The numbers are revealing: each day there are 100 million downloads and 65,000 uploads - which as Antony Mayfield (at http://open.typepad.com/open ) points out, is 1,538 downloads per upload - and 20m unique users per month. That puts the "creator to consumer" ratio at just 0.5%, but it's early days yet; not everyone has discovered YouTube (and it does make downloading much easier than uploading, because any web page can host a YouTube link).
The Corporate Weblog Manifesto. Thinking of doing a weblog about your product or your company? Here's my ideas of things to consider before you start. 1) Tell the truth . The whole truth. Nothing but the truth.