I first posted this video satire about the Blackberry (and Apple) smartphone by comedians Harry Enfield and Ronnie Corbett last December. In light of the continuing serious downtime issues with RIM’s Blackberry network, affecting users worldwide, it seems exceptionally apt to take another look. (If you don’t see the video embedded above, watch it at [...]
I’m sure most of you will at least smile when you read this Dilbert cartoon published yesterday. Scott Adams‘ canny insight into the workplace and contemporary issues highlights underlying truths, in this case concerning the sometimes-collisions between public relations, conflicts of interest and ethical behaviours. Smile at the humour as you do the right thing.
It’s always a pleasure to visit the Google search page as you never quite know what to expect in the Google logo you will encounter as it might have received the Google doodle treatment. Today, Google may well have produced the most fun experience yet, certainly that I’ve seen, marking the 122nd year since the [...]
Harry Enfield and Ronnie Corbett – two veterans of British comedy – show how they’re still at the top of their game. Excellent parody of today’s tech brands. More sketches at The One Ronnie.
For the past few years, I’ve posted about Gartner’s hype cycles when the new series is published by the research firm, usually in mid July or thereabouts. The ones that typically interest me are emerging technologies and social software. What are hype cycles? Wikipedia has a good explanation of the concept. Here’s how to understand [...]
I was going through some of my photos this Sunday morning as part of some digital housekeeping when I came across this one, of my podcasting partner Shel Holtz and I taken by Shel’s wife Michele in Concord, California, last June: We were thinking of updating the pic on our For Immediate Release website as [...]
TechCrunch writer Robin Wauters wrote a terrific post yesterday on the ten words he would love to see banned from press releases. Big topic, Robin! Youâ€™re talking about changing a total mindset, a way of thinking, thatâ€™s prevalent in many organizations where jargon and buzzwords define a powerful comfort zone. PRs, try something like this [...]