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COOKIES! THIS WEEK’S COOKIE TOSS-UP gives a a big win to Oreo and a Dark Ages award to the Girl Scouts. In case you don’t follow advertising trends or perhaps fell into the minority who didn’t use social media throughout SuperBowl  XLVII, Oreo scored it big when it seized an opportunity to turn the game’s […]

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MAYBE IT WAS A MAGIC CATSUP BOTTLE? Or maybe I just had time to kill at Eastham’s Fairway Restaurant before that tasty order of potato pancakes and scrambled eggs arrived. Either way, the black and white pattern on the back of the bottle drew me in. As frequent readers know, I do enjoy a good […]

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I DID SOMETHING LAST WEEK  that I haven’t done in years: I changed my browser home page. The last time I made the switch, it was from Alta Vista to Google. Anyone remember Alta Vista? It had the cleanest, most simple, and speediest search interface. Then, pressured by a need to generate revenue, it morphed into […]

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Brrrrrp. At 3:45 pm, as I type these words, the National Weather Service posted a wind advisory for Barnstable County. Brrrrrp. My NOAA Radio iPhone app let me know the advisory was in effect. Almost two years ago I spent a lovely spring day at a Gov 2.0 unconference in Cambridge (http://www.capeeyes.com/2010/03/the-unconference-a-whole-other-way-to-meetmarch-10-2010/). The group talked […]

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YOU KNOW SPRING  has sprung when your schedule is, once again, defined by softball. As in, driving your child to various fields and practice venues. Yeah rah rah spring! On the plus side, it pushes me into new territories, outside my natural comfort zone. That’s a good thing. And it’s how it happened that I […]

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MY PHYSICAL WALLET bulges with stacks of loyalty cards, credit cards, membership cards, gift cards, coupons-I-might-use-someday, and receipts-I-should-remember-to-file. Every now and again, when the zipper threatens to separate from the leather, I dump it all out and sort through it. Why on earth do I haul this stuff around? A slender little book I read […]

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WHEN THIS SPIFFY white 2000 Cherokee Classic rolled off the assembly line, it didn’t dream that broadband, mobile, and online technologies would figure in its future. But without them, well, we wouldn’t have known its story. It all starts with a car-enthusiast friend who has a fondness for classic Cherokees. For fun, Enthusiast reads car […]

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AM TRYING REALLY HARD to keep an open mind here. Know that applications often provide unexpected and greater benefits than first appear on the surface. But still … I don’t get it!!! I just don’t get the attraction of “location based social applications.” I’m talking about the suite of products that includes Foursquare, Gowalla, and […]

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Tablet News:
Livin’ the future
Oct 06 2010

by tmartin on October 6, 2010

BACK IN THE DAWN OF TIME – well, OK, in 1994 – I was the executive producer of an exciting bit of movie making called “The Tablet Newspaper: A Vision for the Future.” (Check it out on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/17295950) For that video, we created a tablet out of plastic and molding materials. And then […]

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THIS WEEK I WAS Out & About to a company that makes pretty cool use of technology. It was a place where chemistry, materials science, physics, biology, and botany were deployed in creative and effective ways. And, oh yeah, the products tasted pretty darn good too. I was at a farm. The E&T Farms (http://www.eandtfarmsinc.com/) […]

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