WhoAreYouAgain.com?

I discovered today that I’m closing in on 1,000 connections on LinkedIn.  My exact number sits at 963, so if you’re not already connected to me, reach out to give me a boost.  I’ll check back in a couple of months, and until then I’ll just note...

It’s Not Youyou, It’s Meme

I was doing a little research about memes—those Internet graphics that convey a huge amount of information by playing with our appreciation for popular culture. I thought for sure I had come across the word meme during my studies as a student of literature in the...

The Office is Closed for Innovation

Happy post-July 4th, everyone.  And now, a few words about productivity. I’m currently running the beta version of Microsoft Office 2015 for the Mac.  After using this upgrade for several weeks (and loading two full-package updates), I would like to congratulate...

Death to Taglines!

Years ago I was working for an education startup and plotting the revision of the company web site when I asked my boss which tagline we should use under our logo. My boss, being wiser and younger than I am (hate that), came back at me one simple question:...

Why Are Banner Ads Still a Thing?

John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” has a great segment called “Why is ____ Still a Thing?” He has tackled everything from Daylight Savings Time to Columbus Day to the popularity of Ayn Rand to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Leaving aside my internal conflict on...