Not Ready for Prime Time: New Hardware Review

August 1, 2013

After the last few months of buying and testing Google Glass, the Pebble Watch, the PrintrBot LC2 3-D printer, the LeapMotion Controller and Chromecast, I’ve had enough of new gadgets for a while. Why? Because none of these products is ready for prime time, and it takes up MY time to learn them, try to […]

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Why We Don’t Need More Data

July 23, 2013

Data porn. That’s what Dave Sifry said it was. I’m glad I finally have the right name for it — the onslaught of data that has suddenly entered all our lives, but doesn’t help us at all, and may indeed hurt us. It may be data, but it’s not actionable information, and if we expect […]

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Glass After a Month

July 22, 2013

After a month with Glass, I’ve got different thoughts than when I first got it. Here goes. During the first couple of weeks, I was consumed by enthusiasm. Wow, I had the future in my face, and I could read my tweets, see my email, take photos and video, ask directions. I knew I’d never […]

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The Sharing Economy: Fewer Jobs, Fewer Brands

July 8, 2013

Not enough has been written about the success of new models such as Zipcar, AirBnB, Lyft, and Neighborgoods. These services, which allow consumers to share their cars, homes, or possessions with one another, or to pay for a car only at the time they use it, are part of a new movement called “the sharing […]

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Why the Confluence of Personal and Commercial Relationships is Changing Marketing Forever

June 26, 2013

This is a post I wish I’d written. But I didn’t, my old friend Jay Baer did: Like never before in the history of business, our personal and commercial relationships are merging and entangling, line for line, pixel for pixel. When I looked at my Facebook news feed recently, the first thing I saw was […]

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Got #Glass!

June 25, 2013

GOT GLASS YESTERDAY! #glass is adorable. Here are my very first impressions: The unboxing experience is great. It’s packed like an Apple product, and it comes with comfort items like nose pieces and a pouch to carry it around in. It also has a simple wall plug, because its battery life is about 4 hours (if […]

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Sharing Economy Fast Replacing Consumerism

June 6, 2013

Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working at jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need.” – Rachel Botman Le Web’s London’s opening presentation, with its theme of the Collaborative Economy, should be a wake up call to corporations, brands, and everyone in the advertising ecosystem. Your lives are about to […]

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May 31, 2013
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Aging Ungracefully

May 31, 2013

Every once in a while, I am reminded that I’m not the indestructible girl I used to be. I hate those moments. This morning I went to a Pilates Studio in Chiswick and walked into an intermediate class. Now, I’ve done a fair amount of Pilates, but not at THIS studio, and not for the […]

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Why Just.me is My Favorite Network Before its Launch

May 29, 2013

I’m finished with Facebook, and believe me, i’m not alone. Everyone I know hates the strange stuff in their Facebook streams, partly from “friends” we don’t remember or care about, or from brands who want a relationship with us. Problem is, I am also somewhat bored by all the alternatives. I hardly visit Twitter, except […]

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