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Cloudstorming

Is it me, or is it becoming harder and harder to come up with an original idea? I mean, the next time you think you have one, start Googling. Chances are, you’re going to find other ideas that are strikingly similar to your own. They might even have a Wikipedia page. Maybe it’s because people […]

No Rest for the Wicked

The problem with winning the rat race is you’re still a rat. — Lily Tomlin I remembering listening to a radio broadcast almost a decade ago (probably on the CBC) about how electric lighting steals our sleep (more from NPR and Wikipedia). As recently as the late 19th century, people were averaging several hours of […]

Wordcamp Bandito

So this morning I presented at Wordcamp Montreal. I tried to keep it very participatory, and hope that my audience learned as much from me as I learned from some of my audience members. In fact, I’m still there, so I’ll make this brief. My presentation was called WP-MU 101: How to Install & Avoid […]

Mining the Cloud

The root problem facing newspapers (and other mainstream publishers) isn’t so much falling ad revenues. That’s just a symptom of a greater problem. The bigger problem facing mainstream publishers is that ad technology hasn’t caught up with content technology. Right now, there are so many ways to publish and distribute content. But there really aren’t […]