1/28/14
Posted at 0:16h, 28 Jan 2014 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, We used to have a poster called C-A-T. It went something like this: “At about 20,000 words, journalist, writers, doctors, lawyers and are credited with having the largest vocabularies. Next come white collar workers and other professionals at about 16,000, then blue collar workers at about 12,000. Laborers have about 6,000 words at their disposal. The jury is still out on art directors.” And anyone who has worked closely or for any amount of time with an art director knows that the truth is, they just can’t spell. SpellCheck helps, but we still do not live in a perfect world. Tech has a different issue, and it has to do with the terms we use. And overuse. Not only do we love our terms, but we cling to them and repeat them ad nauseam. We de...
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1/21/14
Posted at 0:15h, 21 Jan 2014 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, This is the year of the Internet of Things, and there are a few things we can do without. If you don’t want Google Nest-ing in your Connected Home, this is how to build your own Google-free Nest thermostat. But we digress. Specifically, we’re talking about the jerks in the industry. There […]
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1/14/14
Posted at 0:15h, 14 Jan 2014 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, CES was last week, once again, we did not attend. Shelly Palmer broke it down, hall by hall, if you’re interested. Or, if you’re up for a little more fun, What weird tech trends from CES 2014 mean to the average person, aka, CES seen through the eyes of the twitterverse. CES is always full of the newest/coolest things we’ll all see in the stores soon enough. It’s loud. It’s noisy. It’s packed. It’s exhausting. If you’re exhibiting, it’...
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1/7/14
Posted at 0:15h, 07 Jan 2014 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, It’s been an interesting millennium so far. A bit dark and seemingly getting darker. Then we came across this piece (What If the 21st Century Begins in 2014? ) and while we don’t agree with all of the points the author makes, it is true that no real millennial shift begins at the zero hour. Literally. Not to start off the year as the voice of doom and gloom, but let’s take stock of the 21st Century, to date: ...
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