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Reading it all

How do you keep up with everything you need/want to read? Even if it wasn’t for the myriad side-interests I have, the amount of stuff I have to read within my current field is enormous. Technology changes Regulatory and legal changes New competitors New products New thoughts and ideas It seems that unless there’s some…

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Do it like you care

TELNET You know it. Black screen. Green Letters. Kind of like The Matrix, but far less entertaining. At least I never saw “blonds, brunettes and redheads” while staring into the screen. Well, maybe that’s not true but they were reflections of people walking behind me while I continued to be lost in the pixels. Twenty-one…

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Poking fun at the new conformity: Motorola vs Apple

One of the more interesting ads from the Superbowl last night was a spoof on the 1984 ad from Apple. Some of the chatter on Twitter, Facebook and marketing blogs is talking about the ad in terms of product features; the Motorola Xoom vs Apple’s iPad. This seems odd because I didn’t see any discussion…

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Taking vid.ly’s super encoder for a spin

A new service from encoder.com was released today called vid.ly Upload a video to vid.ly and they will encode it into a bunch of format and give you an HTML5 universal embed code which lets you share that video with a very long list of devices. To try it out, I uploaded a 4:26 minute…

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Being “on message” vs authenticity

If you’re a politician or a PR wonk from a major industry, you probably obsess over one thing: being “on message.” After all, a group of copywriters spent a long time crafting your message. You’d better make sure that–even if you’re asking for directions to the bathroom–you’re communicating it constantly. Unfortunately, being on message tends…

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Screen On the Green is Back

First, a party to kick of the Screen on the Green season here in Washington, DC. Next, a sweet lineup of films July 12 – Goldfinger July 19 – The Goodbye Girl July 26 – 12 Angry Men August 2 – Bonnie and Clyde Each film starts playing at dusk on a projection screen located…

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