If the utilites dump the five plants and put energy-efficiency programs in place...– As quoted in the Independent Weekly’s Triangulator blog (emphasis mine)
PIRATE = THIEF + BOAT + BANDANA - LEG– one of the funnier equations at more new math
News is what somebody somewhere is trying to suppress. The rest is advertising.– newspaper baron Lord Northcliffe
For groups we have just run across, we have Jagjaguwar and SubPop to thank. Red...– The Hype Machine plugs a reissue of a 1995 album calling it “innovative and experimental” and apparently not realizing that this band broke up over a decade ago.
But modern marketing is more than just selling. It involves the design of...– From “In Praise of Marketing” by John A. Quelch on HBS Working Knowledge. A nice piece on the value and breadth of marketing - so many people think of marketing as just advertising, so it’s good to note that marketing has a key function in bringing customer insights into the...
One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form...– Einstein (via gcn)
… a lot of my thoughts around adding value to the music business, and...– Scott responds to my riff on his post about the “big fan approach” with a refinement of his thoughts - good stuff. There’s definitely something here, we’ll see where it leads.
This is not interesting to most people. I’m strictly posting it so that my mom can watch, because the file is too big to send to her.
Thoughts on the "big fan approach"
An extensive quote from my friend Scott’s blog, followed by some thoughts of my own: “The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s are one thing, of course. But as a fan and big supporter of jazz/improv/noise/whatever, the local scene, and tiny labels everywhere putting out challenging interesting music and selling a limited number of copies, I just see possibility everywhere in the “big fan approach”....
And then there is this: When you’re young, and you come into some...– Ta-Nehisi Coates talking about 14-year-old Jonathan Krohn’s address at the Conservative Political Action Conference. I particularly like the last sentence, as it speaks a bit to the concept of the growing “opinion bubble” that my friend Jake asserts will eventually pop as people...
The little bit of info that Google provides on this initiative is at their .org...– Jim Stogdill in a long piece at O’Reilly on the Google PowerMeter
Your keyboard is a drum machine →
I like how typing my name ends with a guttural “unh!” (via hellopoindexter)
I’m not against starting up a non-profit that is actually innovative with a...– Quoting myself, part of a much longer comment on a blog post that starts off referring to talk of “too many nonprofits” as “annoying chatter”