From 37signals: Creative tries to redefine “Podcast”: Can you hear it? Can you hear that whirring sound? Thatâ€™s the spin over at Creative ZENcast. According to themâ€¦ Podcasts, short for Personal On Demand broadCast, are audio files you can download into any MP3 player or computer. A for effort, F for give me a fucking […]
nineteen ways to lose a customer: accuse them of stealing make fun of their names (+7 more) hide your product (+9 more)
don’t piss off monarch air: The unidentified man swore at crew and passengers after being refused a bottle of wine on the four-hour flight from Manchester to Tenerife. He became so abusive the fed-up pilot diverted the Monarch Airlines Airbus to Porto Santo island off West Africa. After the plane touched down, the man was […]
Back in the day, the United States drew up plans to go to war with Canada. Long since declassified, the plans were dragged out for humourous effect by the Washington Post. Out in Winnipeg — the Manitoba capital, whose rail yards were slated to be seized in the plan — Brad Salyn, the city’s director […]
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: In-Progress Ideas for New Yorker Cartoons.
Time magazine’s best photos of 2005.
Bill Gatesâ€™ predictions about speech recognition: a historical review Bill Gates, 1 October 1997: â€œIn this 10-year time frame, I believe that weâ€™ll not only be using the keyboard and the mouse to interact, but during that time we will have perfected speech recognition and speech output well enough that those will become a standard […]
they aren’t mine anyway… at conferences, there should be a printer preloaded with perforated card stock for people to print up temporary business cards all cell phones should feature noise-cancelling microphones
You learn things when you talk to actual users: Jensen asked his product team for a list of Top 10 features wanted from users. It turned out that 4 of them were already in the product. People couldnâ€™t find functionality: the UI was keeping them from exploring the power of the product.
The Onion AV club interviews Sarah Silverman: AVC: How long do you think you would have stayed on SNL if you hadn’t been fired? SS: I don’t know. That’s a stupid question. You are a big dummy. AVC: What was it like to be fired from that show? SS: It was great!! You really are […]