You have 42 new texts…

Early novice engaged twitter behaviour and networking giving way to background, lower level use.  Particularly noticed scale limits: 25 people is my ceiling.  Phone notifications off after quiet walk in the woods was disturbed by busy aviary like twitter from pocket.  I had 42 new texts in the space of 30 minutes.  That’s when continuous… Read more

The man who has not turntable

GO WAY THE MAN WHO HAS NOT TURN TABLE, originally uploaded by superlocal. “GO AWAY THE MAN WHO HAS NOT TURN TABLE” Know your audience. Speak to them clearly and directly. And patronise your non-audience as this will make your core audience feel good about themselves. Don’t worry about grammar.

If businesses were run…

… like bands they’d be a lot better.  Most businesses are just inherently dull, a product of inertia, risk aversion, process, beaurocracy and politics.  Most business books are rubbish, one thought extended to death.  If businesses were more like bands the world would be better.  And if business books were more like comics they’d be… Read more


My Tool Box April 2006, originally uploaded by geishaboy500.Link: marktd: Brands 2.0: Branded Utility – Jack Cheng There seems to be a belated realisation that comms planning is all well and good but you need to have something decent to communicate and that over time it gets harder and harder to be interesting and communicate… Read more

Planning coffee morning in Sheffield on Tues 7pm

In London Russell et al do coffee at 7am.  Further North planners gather for beer at a rather more amenable 7pm. The sporadic Northern planning Summit is this Tues at 7pm starting in Runaway Girl, Sheffield.  Andrew, Gemma, Rob, Joel are booked [and their agents paid handsomely] and are probably practising their lines now in… Read more

Life in fragments

… lots of bits.  messy.  Link: Twitter. Tom pointed me at twitter. It’s another one of those social networking things which is the dull bit.  The interesting bit is essentially it’s playing with time.  You input what you’re doing NOW.  Others do and from that you get a picture, a messy picture of the social… Read more

Al Jazeera as blog broadcaster?

Link: / World / Middle East & Africa – Al Jazeera launches news channel in English. It’s kind of a reverse colnialism isn’t it?  Al Jazeera is now colonising the airwaves with a move to start an English language news channel, having done deals with 83 distributers including Sky, but not it seems Freeview.… Read more

Not-so-random-flickr: Explicit IA

3 modes, originally uploaded by JamesB. known item; browse/exploratory and don’t know what you need to know?  The thing is it’s all well and good them making these things explicit but shouldn’t the bookmarks actually be a driver for enquiring, reading or discovering rather than just stating that’s what libraries are there to cater for? … Read more

Mail order

mail order, originally uploaded by JamesB. My uncle has been selling cloth by mail order catalogue now for over thirty years.  the operation is a might slimmer now that it was all that time ago, as is he. He’s retiring soon.   For those thirty plus years though he’s managed to sell cloth by text alone. … Read more