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A couple of days ago I received a coupon in my email for a free pizza from a local pizzeria. It was a one day deal - a free medium pizza"Free Pizza!!" or "How to completely bungle a marketing campaign"

This excites me on many levels. It's so simple, and yet so cool. It's not at all new either. In fact, there's a multi-award winning film that uses something very similarA colorful cavalcade of classical coolness

Those of you who have read my last post know that there were some issues surrounding my trip to see Inception last weekend. If you haven't read my last post,Avoiding the Inception doghouse

I went to see X-Men: First Class over the weekend. It was opening weekend for that film. Typically, a big film like that would have a huge audience in theirWhy isn't the theater filled?

If you were the head of a movie company, which movies would you choose to spend $1.5 million per 30 seconds to advertise during the Super Bowl—an event watched primarilyTuesday TubeWatch: Super Bowl Movie Roundup

This is just an awesome idea. Nicely done. When this kid plays the house, he really plays the house! I wonder if anyone has hooked up Mario like that... I hadn't done aChristmas Hero! - Tuesday TubeWatch returns

The Tech Effect | LeadershipJournal.net The issues of how - and whether - to integrate technology into training go beyond the borders of corporate training or academia. The same issues confrontMedia and technology issues for learning and persuasion

The little clip shows exactly why Jar-Jar (and to some extent, the entire Phantom Menace film) is so unliked by so many. And it's hilarious. Skip straight to the 1:00 markWhy Jar-Jar is the most hated character in Star Wars

Back in April I wrote a list of the movies I want to see this year in the theater. So far I've seen all the ones I called as aSummer Movie List 2 - Revenge of the Trailer

I find a lot of stuff that I want to share, but that doesn't make it into a blog post of its own, for whatever reason (usually a lack ofLinkList: Sci-fi edition

It's a popular debate lately: are these social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.) bad for us? Recently an Oxford professor, Baroness Susan Greenfield, made some rather provocative speculations aboutTuesday TubeWatch: Social networking will eat your brain!

This week I had two days completely to myself. My wife took the girls with her to her sister's house early on Monday, and got back very late on TuesdayIt's official. I'm boring.

From Elliott Masie's Learning TRENDS newsletter comes news of a new tool to help doctors and nurses. Projected Vein Locations: This weekend I saw a fascinating new "performance support" system -VeinViewer

Nothing mind blowing today. This is pretty much going to be a stream of conciousness post. We'll see if it's even vaguely interesting by the time it's over. Just found Grooveshark.Utter randomness

» The Top 10 Most Quotable Geek Films…Ever! | Geekend | TechRepublic.com Wow, what a loaded topic. The Top Ten Most Quotable Geek Films... hmmm... to be included in my list,The Top 10 Most Quotable Geek Films

Two TED talks: Turkle and Whitacre – Internet Connections and Isolation

I had the opportunity to watch 2 TED talks tonight. Both of them were about the power of technology and its relationship to… well, relationships. The intertwining of connection and isolation as themes across these two videos really struck me tonight.

MIT professor and psychologist Sherry Turkle’s TED talk has gotten a lot of play in social media circles. That’s not surprising, given the topic. Her main point is that we are using technology to . . . → Read More: Two TED talks: Turkle and Whitacre – Internet Connections and Isolation

Why I hate unions

Unions had their day. They were a good idea when the worker was truly being exploited. These days, there are still areas where a union is probably useful, but for the most part I don’t think they’re worth it and they cause more problems than they are worth.

Here’s a simple example of how unions caused a stupid problem. Years ago, I was travelling in New York. On my way back to the hotel after . . . → Read More: Why I hate unions