Monthly Archives: December 2015

Moron the IQ myth (pun intended)

On Quora an anonymous somebody asked, My IQ is 131. Can I get into MIT? Yeah, it’s easy to call that a dumb question. But it’s the kind of question you get from somebody trapped in a caste system that … Continue reading

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More thoughts on privacy

(Somebody on Quora asked, What is the social justification of privacy? adding, I am trying to ask about why individual privacy is important to society. Obviously it is preferable to individuals for a variety of reasons. But society seems to … Continue reading

Posted in adtech, advertising, Business, Culture, Internet, privacy, problems | Tagged | 10 Comments

Old wise in news bottles

That headline just came to me and I don’t want to lose it. So I’ll post it now and fill in the large blank below later.

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At last, Cluetrain’s time has come

While The Cluetrain Manifesto is best known for its 95 theses (especially its first, “Markets are conversations”), the clue that matters most is this one, which runs above the whole list: we are not seats or eyeballs or end users or consumers. we … Continue reading

Posted in advertising, Business, Cluetrain, Internet, marketing, privacy, problems, publishing, VRM | 7 Comments

Forever nine

This is for Christopher Baker. Chris was nine years old when a friend shot him through the head by mistake, using a gun the friend’s father kept for protection. Chris was a great kid: fun-loving, kind and athletic. In the … Continue reading

Posted in Law, Life, Obituary, Personal | 7 Comments

Talking customer power and VRM

I’ll be on a webinar this morning talking with folks about The Intention Economy and the Rise in Customer Power. That link goes to my recent post about it on the blog of Modria, the VRM company hosting the event. … Continue reading

Posted in adtech, advertising, Business, Cluetrain, Internet, Law, Life, Live Web, marketing, News, Personal, privacy, problems, Research, Technology, VRM | Tagged , , | 3 Comments