Bad Apple

A couple of observations coming out of the Apple announcement the other day. Apple really missed on the pricing for the new iPad Mini. The $329 price point for the 16GB flavor of the new “must have” iPad Mini feels too expensive especially when compared to the tablets of competitors Amazon and Google that each […]

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The Illustrated Man

Hollywood movies like Crash or Babel or Watergate/All the President’s Men center on stories where one seemingly random event triggers a litany of unfortunate yet intertwined events. Could the path to Lance Armstrong’s recent fall from grace have taken a similarly random twist? Today’s NY Times tells the story of Kayle Leogrande, a tattooed world […]

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Elevator Etiquette

The human behavior within elevators is one of the most interesting spectacles to observe and according to an article from the BBC News Magazine, reveals a hidden anxiety amongst us. It starts when someone enters the elevator space and offers up the strained smile that looks as though they just dropped an SBD, followed by […]

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Pancake Lovers Rejoice

Canada’s long national nightmare is over. Back in September, about 10 million pounds of Canadian Maple Syrup, worth an estimated $30MM, had been stolen from Canada’s national strategic reserve in Quebec (USA has a national strategic reserve of oil, and Canada has a national strategic reserve of maple syrup. Which one has it’s priorities in […]

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Put Your Digital Stuff To Work

Here is a nice profile of the startup IFTTT. If you have not heard of it, that name is short for “If This, Then That”…get it? If you are like me and have a perverse need to sign up for all sorts of different web sites and web services, then IFTTT is an essential for […]

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