March 2007

Conference spam

Bruce Allen wrote about the proliferation of conference spam at this year’s Legal Marketing Association confernece; I noticed the same thing ahead of this year’s TechShow. Bruce writes: If the LMA had asked me (called opt-in folks) I would have been happy to receive information from vendors...

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Think Different

While everyone’s getting all excited about the pro-Obama remake of Apple’s 1984 ad, I thought I’d share another Apple ad, which I think is the absolute best one minute of video I’ve ever seen: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvn_Ied9t4M&hl=en&fs=1&w=425&h=344] I can still remember the first time I saw the ad,...

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Headline Animator in Gmail

If you’ve been following the ongoing saga that is Headline Animator (more sequels than Friday the 13th!), you’ll know that it’s been receiving a lot of attention over at FeedBurner world headquarters. For those that don’t know, Headline Animator turns your feed into an animated GIF. We’ve...

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Shared items

The pace continues to accelerate here in FeedBurner-land, so I’ve been pretty slack in posting to the blog. I know, I know – you didn’t miss me! – but it still feels odd to be out of the habit of posting and then face the inevitable writer’s...

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Travel woes

Friday afternoon, heading into a 2:30 meeting in Manhattan, my cell phone rang. “This is American, your flight’s been cancelled.” I had assumed this would happen, the weather in NYC on Friday was a mess: strong winds, driving sleet and snow, overall just ugly conditions. “OK, what...

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Twitter

OK, OK. I give up. I’m on Twitter. When I first heard about Twitter, I thought it was just a way to render SMS as useful as e-mail (which is to say, not very). But as with many tools that are now an indispensable part of my...

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Curt Schilling is blogging

I don’t care which baseball team you root for, if you have any interest in professional sports, you should take a look at Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s blog. His first posts are remarkable. My favorites so far: On baseball’s recent deal with DirecTV: “I don’t think...

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