Monthly Archives: April 2016

An invitation to settle matters with @Forbes, @Wired and other publishers

[Update: 29 June 2016 — Forbes has backed off, but Wired hasn’t yet. So the invitation stands. So does a path forward.] A few days ago, I followed this link at Digg to Forbes, where I was met by the … Continue reading

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TV Viewers to Madison Avenue: Please quit driving drunk on digital

Today AdAge gives us Clinton and Sanders Using Addressable Advertising in New York Market: Precision Targeting Is Especially Relevant in NYC, Say Political Media Observers, by @LowBrowKate. Here’s how it works: In order to aim addressable TV spots to those … Continue reading

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The Data Bubble redux

This Post ran on my blog almost six years ago. I was wrong about the timing, but not about the turning: because it’s about to happen this month at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley. More about that below … Continue reading

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Thought: mobile apps are just hors d’oeuvres

Yesterday morning, while I was making curtados in the kitchen, I was also trying to listen to the radio. The station was WNYC, New York’s main public radio station. The program at the time was This American Life. Since the … Continue reading

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Once, in the early ’80s, on a trip from Durham to some beach in North Carolina, we stopped to use the toilets at a roadhouse in the middle of nowhere. In the stall where I sat was a long conversation, … Continue reading

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