Google Buzz is a better Bulletin Board System (Really)

Google Buzz is a better Bulletin Board. For the children of the 1980s, that’s not a negative connotation. When I first heard the squawky dial-up modem (1200 baud) to a far-away server and saw the monochrome ASCII listings for files and information there on that computer, I glimpsed another world. Google Buzz gives you the…

A simple “Thank You” speaks volumes

Thank you for reading this piece (but back to that in a moment.) Recently, I received valuable advice from a colleague. It wasn’t a business plan for a blockbuster company, a secret formula to synthesize gold from base elements, or a patentable insight. What he said was, “always say thank you when you get feedback.”…

Why My Cat Doesn’t Twitter But I do

Twitter is here to stay. It’s not all LOLCats any more, or even just meeting Shaq in a diner on a whim. Twitter is a new communications medium, or maybe just an old one, repurposed: the water cooler, sized to global scale. People have made fun of Twitter, calling it “140 characters of inanity”. I’ve…