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October 8th, 2009

Beware What You Share, You Will Get #twaxed

Twaxed.com: A fun site discovered today that clearly points to the downside of Tweeting. (1-1-2012 – now gone) According to the FAQ: Why is my Tweet on Twaxed.com? Your Tweet got #twaxed because it is absurdly ridiculous, completely inappropriate, or highly entertaining. What is this site? With your help, we post and then rank the…

October 1st, 2009

Adobe-Omniture, Part 3

What a great week this has been! I set for myself a tough task last Friday — produce a detailed, fair, informed and detailed report on Adobe’s proposed (and, I think, extremely likely to succeed) proposal to buy the web analytics firm Omniture — and publish my report by next Monday. I’ve received cooperation from…

September 30th, 2009

Order Takeout Online — Just For the Fun of It!

I’m not sure it’s going to overtake surfing for porn, but bravo for the effort! White Spot is a treasured family restaurant here in British Columbia. Used to be downscale, now semi-upscale. Which is to say, having tried it recently, I can’t imagine why you’d eat there, let alone go to the web for takeout….

September 29th, 2009

Adobe-Omniture, Part 2

After my first glib reaction to the Adobe-Omniture deal, this past Friday it struck me that the proposed acquisition by Adobe deserves a lot more scrutiny. So I’ve set myself the task to prepare a detailed in-depth report on the topic and publish it by next Monday. I’ve collected all of the interesting articles and…

September 26th, 2009

Adobe Co-Founders to Receive National Medal of Technology and Innovation

I missed this story a week ago in the San Jose Mercury-News. According to its web site: “President Barack Obama…picked Adobe Systems co-founders Charles Geschke and John Warnock to receive…the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.” According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, “The National Medal of Technology and Innovation… is the highest honor…