Findability, Discoverability and Marketing

May 31, 2012

Most discussions about the value of metadata move quickly to proclaim that metadata is essential to discoverability. Discoverability is rarely defined: we’re left with the vague sense suggested by its root word “discover”. (more…)

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The Facebook Fiasco

May 29, 2012

This past few weeks have been a great eye-opener about Facebook, social media, and about the web as an ad-supported medium. It’s been just about as significant for IPOs and the VCs and investment bankers who conjure them. (more…)


The M Word: Metadata

I hear you. “Metadata” has branding issues. (more…)

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Presenting to the Writers’ Union of Canada

May 24, 2012

I’m moderating a panel tomorrow morning at the annual conference of the Writers’ Union of Canada, being held this year in Vancouver, BC. (more…)


Amazon Strikes Again at Barnes & Noble

May 8, 2012

“How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?
– Proverbs 1:22

This afternoon Amazon once again reminded us that Barnes & Noble doesn’t have a prayer in hell of blocking its way. (more…)

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