The Value of No Interface

It’s not intuitive, but it is beautiful: The best interface is no interface | Cooper Journal: “It’s time for us to move beyond screen-based thinking. Because when we think in screens, we design based upon a model that is inherently unnatural, inhumane, and has diminishing returns. It requires a great deal of talent, money and … Continue reading The Value of No Interface

Dura Europos and Me

Thanks to Evernote, I’ve been able to digitize most of the notebooks I’ve written on Dura Europos. I know take digital notes on the small city, but thumbing back through my Moleskine notebooks full of clippings and hand written notes makes me feel a bit like Indiana Jones with his father’s collected notebooks on the … Continue reading Dura Europos and Me

Why Teaching is Dying

How could anyone think this is a good idea or a way to produce “great” teachers? Getting an Earful—of Classroom Management Training – Rules for Engagement – Education Week: “Teach For America is using one tool that works live and in the moment to advise teachers as they work with their students. Teachers are fitted … Continue reading Why Teaching is Dying

Using Math in Reality

Great piece… The Unreasonable Ineffectiveness of Mathematics Education: “We should teach our students mathematics because they can use it to describe reality. They can use it to discover facts about the universe. Facts about their retirement funds, their living rooms, and the rate of fish food consumption in their fish tanks. Mathematics is a tool … Continue reading Using Math in Reality

Minnesota Bans Coursera

Dumb: Minnesota bans Coursera: State takes bold stand against free education.: “As the Chronicle notes, with admirable restraint, ‘It’s unclear how the law could be enforced when the content is freely available on the Web.’ And keep in mind, Coursera isn’t offering degrees—just free classes. Nevertheless, the startup appears to be playing along, posting on … Continue reading Minnesota Bans Coursera

Club of Honest Whigs

The name of my next band… Benjamin Franklin – Wikipedia: “Whilst in London, Franklin became involved in radical politics. He was a member of the Club of Honest Whigs, alongside thinkers such as Richard Price, the minister of Newington Green Unitarian Church who ignited the Revolution Controversy.” Geez I love Ben Franklin. Continue reading Club of Honest Whigs

Impressions

We don’t pretend that we don’t need inspiration, too. ​ In fact, as we are grocery shopping or eating lunch or filling up our cars with gas, we are noticing and observing how businesses are telling their stories. ​ Today as we gathered for a team lunch, we noticed the diner had placed a paper … Continue reading Impressions

Mobile Means Disocvery

We like to chirp on and on (and on) about the need for companies to invest in what we call Discovery (again… a blend of organic SEO, paid search and social media campaigns that all tie nice and neatly together at the end of the day and/or month).​ However, one thing that we don’t get … Continue reading Mobile Means Disocvery

Sample Weekly Discovery Report We Provide Clients

Here’s an example of the weekly (or bi-weekly) stats and analytics report we like to provide to each our clients​ about their Discovery (SEO, Paid Search and Social Media Optimization/Ads) marketing campaigns ​(The text, report and analytics are all real-life examples but we’ve changed the client’s name with their permission): Harrelson Agency WEEK 2 Discovery … Continue reading Sample Weekly Discovery Report We Provide Clients