“My name is S. Claus, and I’m a switcher.” Great new Apple Switch spots featuring Will Ferrell.
The Ideapad celebrated its fourth anniversary on November 1.
On the ‘pad’s second birthday I wrote this, which is still fairly accurate and worth a read by the curious.
I occasionally wonder how long I’ll keep this going, but the site inevitably metamorphoses in style and keeps up with my whims. Here’s to another four years.
Whenever something affects me negatively, no matter what it is, I am going to blame it on music piracy.
Danny Sullivan: Death of the “keyword” metatag.
A few weeks back this space discussed Jesse James Garrett’s aggravation at not knowing who the forces are behind Amazon’s powerhouse site. Ask and ye shall receive: Mark Hurst interviews Amazon VP of site development Maryam Mohit on Good Experience.
Hot news this week is Economist.com’s “subscriber sponsorship” plan, where advertisers pay for users’ access to Economist.com in exchange for a more targeted, and appreciative, viewer audience. Sleuth Holovaty spotted links to the discussions below on E&P, I Want Media, and Poynter.org.
Here are actual articles discussing the plan:
~ Start of a New Trend? Paidcontent.org
The redesign of Economist.com in Digital Web Magazine, an excerpt from “Usability: The Site Speaks for Itself.”
Lawyers have filed suit against McDonald’s trying to pin child obesity on the fast-food chain. Lawyer Samuel Hirsch calls children eating McDonald’s “a very insipid, toxic kind of thing.”
Here’s an idea: Americans could take responsibility for the children in their homes, and stop trying to blame someone else for their own families’ decrepit eating habits.
Then again, why bother? It’s easier to point fingers at someone else. And those fries taste so good. And it’s only 39 cents to SuperSize that soda….
Update, Nov. 25: The kids are suing McDonald’s, not the families. To which I say: You know fries are fattening, Tubby, and so do your parents and guardians. Give it a rest.
My surname, Wertheimer, is German, and rather literally means “from Wertheim,” a small village in southwestern Germany.
Apparently, Wertheim aspires to be a tourist destination; and with the Internet being what it is, the village has a Web site.
Meet my puppy Charley’s dog groomer.
Microsoft earns much of its money on OS sales and loses it everywhere else. Surprised? Don’t be—the whole point of initiatives like XBox, MSN and Windows CE is to lure new users into relying on the Windows operating system.
At Bice, an upscale Italian restaurant in midtown Manhattan, the kind of place where men in suits can order $90 truffle pasta platters to impress other men in suits during their business lunches, in the men’s room, above the urinal:
WE AIM TO PLEASE
YOUR AIM WILL HELP