Digital Weapons of Mass Destruction – Available Now!

As the digital world blends with the physical world there are some fantastic benefits, but have you ever thought about the dangers? Did you know that computer code can be created aimed at destroying a nuclear power plant?

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How’d they do that? – Baddest Beetle in the forest

 Volkswagen Commercial: Black Beetle While eating my lunch (I consume food and marketing at the same time, don’t you? – LOL), I just happen to come across this and thought it was pretty cool.  People tend take for granted the amount of work that goes into stellar marketing and advertising work – mainly because they [...]

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Three recent observations about luck and opportunity

{ or How to buy a $3,800 watch for only $6 } For once, the old saying of “If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.” did not apply.  A spectacular little incident over the weekend reminded me of three key elements that have a great effect on luck and opportunity.  So [...]

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Why Do I Blog? It smells of rich mahogany.

I don’t blog as much as I’d like to, but I’ve done it off and on since 1997.  Why is that? Jeff Hilimire, President of Engauge (the awesome agency where I work) posted a call to others to explain why they blog and so I started to write a comment on his post and found [...]

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LinkedIn: I have many leather-bound books.

Ahem… I was LinkedIn Member #8,828.  Jeff Hilimire beat me to blogging about his number, but I beat him to LinkedIn.  Yeah, baby!  This one’s for you Jeff!  Boo-Yah!!!  Who’s the bad ass?!?!?  INNOVATOR! LOL. In all fairness, I credit Bill Nussey for being the one who turned me on to LinkedIn. To everyone else… [...]

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Flexible Screen Technology

It’s almost here.  Imagine screens that are bendable, twistable, almost paper thin and practically indestructible.  All sizes from the palm of your hand to a roll out wall sized screen.  Even transparent as well as plyable. “Big deal.  So you can bend ‘em.” you say?  Well I tell you to think again. Start small.  Everyone [...]

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The cobbler’s kids have no shoes.

Ahhh, yes.  Time for a little social media imposed narcissism and self deprecation rolled into one. LOL. If it’s one thing I should probably work on, it’s probably figuring out how not to look goofy in front of a camera.  I generally dislike photos of me.  Ironic for a photographer, I suppose, but maybe not [...]

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Getting Physical With Social Media

Sorry kids. I’m not talking about the latest trend in Facebook dating or the best strategy for a 2am tweet to get you a little… hmm, hmm. Perhaps we’ll talk about that another time. Right now, I’m talking about what looks to be the growing trend that our physical world is being ubiquitously peppered with links to the digital one – much of it via social media. “What? What?” you say, “Is this a good thing, Tony?” You betcha, it is. Now of course, just about all good things can be perverted but for the sake of this conversation, let’s focus on a few of the trends below that I feel have enormous, untapped potential.

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Social Anxiety Creates a Whole Lot of Social Media Noise

Online, people are resorting to just pointing at stuff as the alternative to speaking. People are “contributing” by just tweeting/pointing at everything they can get their mouse on. Is this some sort of new social anxiety complex that needs its own label maybe? Perhaps the thought process is that such action allows them to somehow be a part of the perceived “social media party” because tweeting links somehow makes them a part of the club, adds social value and gains clout… all without the risk of putting themselves in the line of fire. Keep your thoughts to yourself and just point? Obsessive share zombies.

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Your Refrigerator: Smart And Social?

I’m fascinated by how technologies affect our lives and I guess because I’m a bit creative, I have a tendency to brainstorm and think aloud.  I explore possibilities, share my thoughts and ideas, even at the risk of sounding ridiculous at times.  I love interacting with people who do the same.  This morning I was [...]

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