Saturday, January 31, 2004
Online, I've discovered another amazing place: www.bookcloseouts.com - they are based in Canada, so you save on duty but they charge in US funds. Before you order from Amazon or Indigo, check it out - I've been pleasantly surprised to get something I was going to spend $30 on for $4.99.
Friday, January 30, 2004
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Portfolio, the business imprint book division of Penguin Group USA Inc., has hired Warschawski Public Relations of Baltimore to promote author Seth Godin's new book, Free Prize Inside.
The book will be released May 10, 2004. Godin is the author of five other books, including Purple Cow."
Monday, January 26, 2004
THE PORNO-IZATION OF AMERICAN MEDIA AND MARKETING
How Hard-Core Sex Stars are Penetrating Mainstream Culture
Lots of bigs shocks and surprises (all sarcasm, all the time).
Read the full article here. What's next? Gambling problems?
And check out who's making moves in the interactive world. Lots of people doing lots of stuff... with lots of money!
Sunday, January 25, 2004
This article says: “Silicon Valley's next boom. The glory days of high-tech may be over, but rumors of the region's everlasting demise are greatly exaggerated.” Read about the obvious (Google’s monster footprint) and the not so obvious (nanotechnology) here:
“Macromedia's, Microsoft's, and Jaguar USA's sites get rollover menus right. What's the formula? Expose submenus right on the home page, as well as in rollovers; build delays into the code that opens and closes rollovers; and provide consistent visual cues and behavior.”
Basically, for two hundred bucks US, you get a two page (yes, you read that right, TWO PAGE) report telling you that rollover menus don’t work (ok, most of the time they don’t work). If you know anything about usability and functionality, or if you practice iterative design, this is a no brainer… on the other hand… here’s the info:
Saturday, January 24, 2004
- Whoever Makes The Most Mistakes Wins – The Paradox Of Innovation. By: Richard Farson and Ralph Keyes (thanks Tom Peters)
- The One Minute Millionaire. By: Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen (thanks Paul)
- I Can See You Naked. By: Ron Huff
- Hey Whipple, Squeeze This. By: Luke Sullivan (thanks Ros Baby)
- Think Naked. By: Marco Marsan with Peter Lloyd
- It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be. By: Paul Arden
- What Clients Want. By: Harry Beckwith (very special thanks to Rob Swick for this kind gift)
- Aha! By: Jordan Ayan
- Lessons From A Chief Marketing Officer. By: Bradford C. Kirk
Kazaa Owner Gets OK to Sue Movie, Record Companies
Fri Jan 23, 9:10 PM ET - Reuters Industry to My Yahoo!
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. federal court has cleared the way for Kazaa file-sharing software owner Sharman Networks to sue the entertainment industry for copyright infringement, Sharman said on Friday.
Sharman, targeted by studios and record companies because its software is used to trade music and video files, has sought to turn the tables on the industry, accusing it of misusing Kazaa software to invade users' privacy and send corrupt files and threatening messages.
Studios and record companies had asked the court to throw out Sharman's countersuit, but U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson in Los Angeles declined to do so.
Sharman, headquartered on the island nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific, said it would pursue the case.
This is going to get even more ridiculous. I’m following this.
April 28, 2004
April 5-7, 2004