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Photo of the day: Visualizing Genres

Hotel alarm clocks are usually a big pain in the butt. Hampton Inn aims to fix all that — and takes simplicity to inconceivable levels. They go so far past easy to use and intuitive that they come back around to obscure and pointless. They visualize musical genres. Columns for Classical Stream for Soft Rock [Keep Reading...]

Photo of the day: The corner of W 13th St and W 4th St

For anyone who’s ever been to Manhattan, or perhaps even heard of Manhattan, chances are you know that our roads are based on a grid — Streets are east-west and are numbered, Avenues are north-south and are numbered or named. 62nd Street and 2nd Avenue 106th Street and Park Avenue 1st Street and 1st Avenue [Keep Reading...]

Photo of the day: Back in 30 minutes

Time has always bothered me; I don’t really believe in it. It’s a human invention, a representation of reality. Now the passage of time, that’s something I can believe in. You can feel it. You can measure it. But it’s always, ALWAYS, relative to something else. Like when you’re in the train station waiting for [Keep Reading...]

Photo of the day: A man in need of an iPad

…or a Kindle, or a nook. I recently spotted this man at a Starbucks in SoHo. He was clearly settled in for the day, his keyboard propped up against the wall behind him, feet kicked up, book in hand…and in the other hand, a magnifying glass to help him read the damn thing. That very [Keep Reading...]

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I met a really nice guy at STC Summit named Eric Roberson [LinkedIn] [Twitter]. He attended my Evangelizing Yourself talk, and was apparently very moved by it (which moved me). The next day when I saw him in another session, he took out his phone to show me something he’d discovered earlier in the day. [Keep Reading...]

Undercover Boss: Just How Badly is Your Company Screwing Itself

Undercover Boss is one of my favorite new shows. Why? Because we desperately need to encourage upper management to get in touch with what’s really going on inside their companies. The right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing, and it’s harming employees just as much as customers, if not more. I was [Keep Reading...]

SeamlessWeb: Don’t get between me and my food

I’ve written about SeamlessWeb before, so you probably know that I’m a huge fan of their service (delivery from an enormous selection of restaurants), but quite appalled by their website. I put up with poor usability for two very important reasons: I love food, and there’s no other option. My biggest complaint has always been [Keep Reading...]