And now for something completely different: In a bizarre move, Microsoft does something brilliant. At first I thought, “Well… they grabbed a 4-letter domain name that’s easy to remember… they couldn’t possibly have intended to connect it to the Monty Python sketch…” That was when I first started seeing the bing.com commercials about the tangentialContinue reading “The Machine That Goes “Bing!””
Even after Twitter’s exposure in the news over the last few months — Mumbai terror attacks, the plane landing in the Hudson, etc. — I still get asked this question by people still trying to figure out what Twitter is all about. Then, after rather ineptly explaining that it’s a service whereby you’re constantly answeringContinue reading “What the Heck is a “Twitter”?”
I seem to recall some wise person telling me as a child: If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Maybe our “bailouts” and “economic stimulus” ideas don’t sound very good to you… but the whole thing reminds me of an adage that I have come to believe after years of working toContinue reading “Lose Weight by Eating More Doughnuts”
This one came my way today via Twitter (hat tip: @micahfries). As the Daddy of a 3-year-old, it nailed me. If you have a little girl, fair warning: get a tissue. Embedded video from CNN Video
Now if these aren’t adorable and irresistible, then I don’t know what is! Here’s the live feed from the Shiba Inu puppies: My website is now my 3-and-a-half-year-old daughter’s favorite site. (Sorry, Wiggles!)
Ever wondered what a “Credit Default Swap” is? Clark & Dawes from Australia explain… I guess they gave up on trying to do President Bush’s accent.
And now for something completely different in the battle for copyright controls on YouTube… When all else fails, give the content away! While the Python troupe aren’t the first to make this move, they just might be the funniest! In all seriousness, this is truly something that could only occur in the 21st Century. Let’sContinue reading “Monty Python reacts… to Social Media!”
Here’s a remarkably simple analysis of how things got to where they are… from a pair of British comics. (Update: the original video was taken down. The video below may not be precisely the same clip. – David) As this was produced in 2007, it’s become remarkably prophetic! Hat tip: Sara Hand.
What can I say? Having a name like mine is a little like being named “John Smith.” Don’t get me wrong… I love my name. On the one hand, my last name represents my heritage. It identifies me with my father’s side of the family. It’s a heritage I’m thankful for and proud of —Continue reading “Finally… “The” David Johnson”