I enjoyed a great barbeque lunch with some current and former staff members of the Graphic Arts Blue Book. B2B media is tasty!
Only In New York…
Only in New York does a billboard of a giant Burger King Whopper attract a giant inflatable rat.
Hire My Friend Diego
I had coffee with my friend Diego today. He is in the market for work in online marketing and business development. Smart, passionate guy. You can find out more about Diego in his LinkedIn profile.
I Love New Jersey
I love New Jersey. Even the ugly parts.
Gallery of Melted Snowmen
We took a nice walk yesterday, and captured the plight of the snowpeople… I hope your week goes better than theirs!
The Dwindling Power of Media Gatekeepers
Time magazine profiles J.K. Rowling, and illustrates another way that the “media middleman” has been removed, allowing the author to connect directly with her fans: “She doesn’t actually need to talk to Barbara Walters (who named her the most fascinating person of the year), because her fans know where to find her: her website, which… Continue reading The Dwindling Power of Media Gatekeepers
Is Print Dragging Down Publishers?
Scott Karp looks at some new research data, and makes the argument that print may be dragging down publishers who should be focusing more on their online revenue: “…pure-play online media is eating the once monopoly-protected lunch of local print media — these online players don’t have to worry about supporting, protecting, not competing with,… Continue reading Is Print Dragging Down Publishers?
Apple: The Fall of an American Icon…. Circa 1996
Tom Krazit of Cnet looks at why Apple has such devoted customers. In his article, he references a 1996 BusinessWeek cover story on “The Fall of an American Icon.” Reading the article now is fascinating, given the amazing turnaround Apple has experienced since. Some great excerpts: “Apple is rapidly becoming a minor player in the… Continue reading Apple: The Fall of an American Icon…. Circa 1996
Are Magazines Carving Unique Identities on the Web?
Jon Friedman chats about the state of magazines in America: “Fortunately, most (though not all) magazines have moved past the prehistoric practice of merely slapping copy from their publications onto the Web. They’re incorporating more video and audio products as well. But they have a long way to go before they establish distinct identities for… Continue reading Are Magazines Carving Unique Identities on the Web?
Antiquated Copyright Law “Corrosive” to Our Culture
Here is an incredibly impressive speech by Stanford professor Larry Lessig. His chat deals with how the notion of copyright needs to change in the digital age. Over the course of 19 minutes, he tells a really compelling story, and makes some interesting points. But his conclusion has profound implications to our children, our culture… Continue reading Antiquated Copyright Law “Corrosive” to Our Culture