ChittahChattah Quickies

  • “Dave, a local hog, will choose between a trough of sawdust or one of sugar to gauge the appeal of the economy.” Groundhog Day crosses the species line.
  • Older piece about HP and Compaq but the lessons apply to Yahoo and Microsoft. Could they ever integrate processes? Technological? Marketing? Design and User Experience?
  • A chain of retail stores in Britain has withdrawn the sale of beds named Lolita and designed for six-year-old girls after furious parents pointed out that the name was synonymous with sexually active pre-teens.
  • Boing Boing links to a bunch of episodes. Theroux is not an ethnographer, he’s a journalist, but watching him is one of the easiest (passive) ways to get better at immersing yourself in someone else’s world view.


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