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It’s Time for Communicators to Talk More about the Weather

April 8, 2014


Weather terms have been inexcusably lacking among communications professionals. We’ve favored a more ghastly lexicon featuring such words as “hit,” “beat,” “jump,” “kill” and “widow.”

A Solution to Our Problems? Not in a Hundred Years.

January 9, 2013


I have long been a proponent of the tenet that, to move forward successfully, we must first look back. It’s crucial to understand the roots of today’s issues and even more important to understand the mistakes that have been made along the way so we don’t repeat them.  Many of the political, social and cultural […]

How to Make 2013 a Better Year for Yourself

December 10, 2012


Mayans notwithstanding, the calendar continues its relentless turning as we close another year of jubilation and tragedy, success and disappointment, and open another year of hope and opportunity.  New Year’s Day always seems to hold such promise for changing the bad and expanding the good in our world, but rarely does the year roll out […]

Presenting the Perfect Analogy: From “Film at 11” to Software-Defined Networking

September 14, 2012


Anyone with a smartphone today is likely to be so fluent with video that he rarely thinks about how news is captured for broadcast or streaming. It’s just “there.” But until the mid-1970s, local TV stations shot all their news stories on movie film. The teaser “Film at 11” became a cliché, and pre-Internet viewers actually […]

2010 in review

January 3, 2011


The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats. The Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 steps to […]