Monthly Archives: July 2013

Getting kicks at 66

A year ago I entered the final demographic. So far, so good. @Deanland texted earlier, asking if I had a new affinity with WFAN, the New Yawk sports station that radiates at 660 on what used to be the AM … Continue reading

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2013_07_29 Link Pile

Marketing (public notes toward a piece I’ll be putting up in Linux Journal… also a podcast) The agency holding company model is dead — welcome to the ‘marketing stack‘. By Jon Ebbert in Ad Exchanger. This INSANE Graphic Shows How … Continue reading

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The Gospel According to ZZ Top

In mass this morning only two words the priest said during the homily stuck in my mind: it’s alright. Because they called ZZ Top to mind. Specifically, the song Legs. It begins, She’s got legs. She knows how to use them. Then the boys … Continue reading

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2013_07_28 Link Pile

World going to hell Edward Snowden’s not the story. The fate of the internet is. “The press has lost the plot over the Snowden revelations. The fact is that the net is finished as a global network and that US … Continue reading

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A good word for a good cause

@BlakeHunskicer has a kickstarter project, Fleeing the War at Home: An interactive documentary introducing the crisis in Syria through the personal histories and dreams of Syrian refugees, with a few days and a few thousand dollars left to go. Blake is … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the future

In Bubkes, Stephen Lewis has lately been blogging with depth and insight on many topics — music, architecture, culture, infrastructure and events historic and current — in two cities with which he is intimately familiar: Istanbul and Sofia. In Taksim Underpass: … Continue reading

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Markets Why shouting about discounts won’t satisfy your customers, by Natalie Brandweiner in MyCustomer From Disney to dishwashers: Digital CRM to change customer experience, by Ashley Smith in SearchCRM. Venture Capital Funding At Its Lowest Since 2010 — A By … Continue reading

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2013_07_16 Link pile

Journalism Fleeing the War at Home. A worthy kickstarter by @BlakeHunsicker No Ifs, Ands or Bots. By Bob Garfield in MediaPost. Pull-quote: Relying on CRM to repair BofA is like treating melanoma with Clinique. The Strange Case of Barrett Brown: … Continue reading

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2013_07_13 Link Pile

Advertising and marketing An olive branch to advertising, at ProjectVRM, September 2012 Retailers, STOP dealing with data brokers, by datacoup The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here’s The Creepier Technology That Comes Next, by Adam Tanner in Forbes LumaScapes, by Luma … Continue reading

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Hot Death from Above

Driving from New York to Boston today, I heard “Summer ‘Heat Tourists’ Sweat With Smiles In Death Valley” — a four-minute feature on NPR, aired on the 100th anniversary of the hottest temperature ever recorded outdoors on Earth, which happened … Continue reading

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