Bundles of Non-Delight

Great read on exploring the minds of customers from J.P. at Confused of Calcutta… The Mind Of The Customer – confused of calcutta: “Next on the list is the bundle. What a delight. Not. This is where the company looks at what it’s got, knows what the customer wants, and more importantly, knows what the … Continue reading Bundles of Non-Delight

Setting Fire to the Past

Despicable: Ancient Manuscripts In Timbuktu Reduced To Ashes : The Two-Way : NPR: “‘These priceless manuscripts are my identity, they’re my history. They are documents about Islam, history, geography, botany, poetry. They are close to my heart and they belong to the whole world,’ the mayor said.” Fundamentalists in Mali aren’t the first or the … Continue reading Setting Fire to the Past

Microsites and SEO

Microsites can still be powerful additions to your business’ web presence. However, they can also cause you some serious headaches down the road if implemented incorrectly in 2013 (Google is an evolving beast). Rand’s video from 2009 still rings true: SEOmoz Whiteboard Friday – The Microsite Mistake from SEOmoz on Vimeo. Additionally, go read his … Continue reading Microsites and SEO

Remembering Aaron Swartz

Great piece from a mainstream publication about an open web hero: Why We Should Remember Aaron Swartz – Businessweek: “Swartz wasn’t an anarchist. He came to believe that copyright law had been abused, and was being used to close off what, by law, should be open. It is hard to find fault with his logic, … Continue reading Remembering Aaron Swartz

How Gorillas Got Their Name

Learn something every day… Gorilla – Wikipedia: “The American physician and missionary Thomas Staughton Savage and naturalist Jeffries Wyman first described the western gorilla (they called it Troglodytes gorilla) in 1847 from specimens obtained in Liberia. The name was derived from Greek Γόριλλαι (Gorillai), meaning ‘tribe of hairy women’, described by Hanno the Navigator, a … Continue reading How Gorillas Got Their Name