A few weeks ago, I heard about Tom Locke and his $39 Experiment: I was sitting around one day, skimming through a pile of bills that I needed to pay. I looked over at a new, unopened roll of stamps that I had sitting in front of me, and I thought to myself, "$39... for a roll of stamps? Geez... You can't get much for $39 nowadays. Or can you...?" [...] I was going to take my roll of stamps and send 100 letters to 100 different companies, asking for free stuff. I figured that I couldn't do any … [Read more...] about Ask and you might get
It's been a tremendous week here in California! The New Communications Forum in Palo Alto was an outstanding professional development and networking event and I am very pleased indeed to have been part of it. I wish I'd been able to post more about the Forum than I was able to. But lots of other participants have done that, so there is a rich seam of commentary and opinion to mine. I'll be posting a bit more during the next few days before I get back to Amsterdam next week. Jen McClure and … [Read more...] about NCF2006: Hear the feedback
After setting up my first Google webpage the other day, I've been playing around with the new Google Page Creator. My cat had a suggestion for a new page... A lot of commentary out there knocking Google for this tool. It doesn't work properly, they say. Why isn't it integrated with Blogger, they ask. What on earth is Google doing with such trash, they wonder. There's no pleasing some people. Ok, the service is groaning under the strain of popularity at the moment. New sign-ups were suspended … [Read more...] about Google Page Creator: Where’s the problem?
De Tijd newspaper of Antwerp, Belgium, will soon become the world's first newspaper to publish a digital version on 'electronic paper' which is automatically updated during the day. From a report in Tech M&C: [...] Instead of buying your daily paper, from April 2006, 200 subscribers will be able to start the day by connecting a portable electronic device supplied by De Tijd to the internet and start downloading their daily paper. Updates will be automatic during the day, if subscribers have … [Read more...] about First paper-less daily newspaper