Monday, November 18, 2013

Facebook must Fail

Read a recent comment on the decline of Facebook.

It's just like any other innovation. And you don't need to be an expert or an analyst. Someone paid to have an opinion on tech matters. People will always want something else. Facebook takes time. And for many it takes a lot of time. Now unless I become an addict, I realize, "Hey?! Where did my life go." ...and Facebook...done. I need something less time consuming and just as falsely fulfilling. Who has that for me?

As an experiment: If you know any high school kids, then ask a few about what they use to say meaningless things to people they may or may not actually know. I suspect you will find not many mention the billion dollar advertising machine that is Facebook. So if current high schoolers don't care what ten year future is there, at least for now?

Ask yourself then. What do these social sites make? Your answer I suspect will reveal they make nothing. And with the other tools available to you, you can do without any of  the connectedness social media provides.

All of us know, there is no reality to hundreds of friends, thousands of followers, millions of views. You know the people you see. And you know the people you talk to every day day.

What is the next innovation in social media? A face to face conversation.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Winter Muse

I see a deer. Suddenly. It runs from the forest edge on to the asphalt. The hooves slip. Just a bit. Have you ever seen a deer fall. Two jumps. And 20 feet of road: cleared.
She runs into the snow covered field on the other side. There are still stumped corn stalks staring through the flakes. The deer's breath make small clouds as she runs to the forest line.
Brown field. Patch of green. Harrowed rows.
Then gone.
No trace. No breath. No motion.
The still trees consumed that distant figure.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

recycling 101: aluminum

as promised. (days ago). and introduction to recycling from how stuff works

now ask yourself why would a hospital with thousands of employees and probably thousands of cans not recycle? seems unwise and wasteful.

most relevant graphic i could find. everybody loves pictures.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

We Don't Recycle

just saw this at a major medical center. my first thought: why not?

my next thought: how much could they get for the thousands of cans trashed every day?

ill work out some estimates later.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Email disease

so you want to send your most important thoughts and plans to a colleague. how will you do this?

lets begin all this by considering a different era. it's the 18th century. you only have two options: face to face & letters.

lets stop there while you consider the effectiveness of these two options

why would i post a picture of a radiator?

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

e-mail disease

what are the signs?

e-mail disease

what is e-mail disease. thus, i offer the teaser to a rant that follows the next few days.

you probably have your own definiton. e-mail revolutionized communication. but what has been it's most enduring legacy: e-mail disease

Saturday, January 26, 2013

colors of the past: photos from the 40's

i would love for readers of this blog to see this collection of photos. yes safe to look at. photos from the 40's. for some reason in my mind those decades are all black, gray, and brown. go now!

you should look at url for this library of congress photo