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Down South In New Orleans


I was in New Orleans for Digiday’s Programmatic Summit. But when the panel discussions were over and the networking moved from the formal setting of the Ritz-Carlton to the informal backdrop of the Crescent City, I got to explore a slice of the city beyond the tourist trap of Bourbon Street. Continue reading

The Fast-Talking Year of 1989


In the last year of the penultimate decade of the 20th century, fast talking and singing gripped the nation. Continue reading

Picture Perfect


Pictures and the powerful sense of awe. Continue reading

Two Important Digital Videos


Two digital videos, one by Dylan, the other by GoldieBlox, broke down norms — of both medium and message. Continue reading

Newspapers from November 22, 1963


JFK was killed on November 22, 1963. Here are images of newspapers from that day and the following days. Continue reading

How Bands and Start Ups Are Similar


There are several parallels to being in a band and being in a start up. Continue reading

Stupid Thoughts: Charging for Email


Throughout our communications history, we’ve been charged for sending information. Yet with email, we aren’t. Why? Continue reading

A Second Chance for Cheating: Only in Sports


The realities of professional sports don’t even come close to the realities of reality. Really. Melky Cabrera, who up until this past season was a marginal player at best, got caught — and admitted to — taking steroids. He was served up a 50-game suspension and was kept off the World Series champion San Francisco … Continue reading

Thought Exercise For A Summer Sunday – Five Artists


You get five artists to listen to for the rest of your life. Who do you choose? Continue reading

Occupy Wall Street and Narratives


Since the first residents descended upon Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan, the Occupy Wall Street movement has grown from a few hundred supporters in this tiny enclave to an international discussion. With thousands of people in cities across the globe – from New York to London to Sydney to Rome – announcing their support for economic parity, it’s not all surprising several narratives have emerged. Continue reading

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