Is the Abundance of Information a Distraction to Knowledge Development?

July 28th, 2010

Is our increasingly technological media world giving us so much information that we are distracted from pursuing independent and in-depth knowledge? It appears that our country's president believes that. In May, President Barack Obama gave a commencement speech at Hampton University in which he, the very same president that leveraged online information channels to win his current post, said: "'You're coming of age in a…

Book Review: The Shallows

July 28th, 2010

The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains is a book by Nicolas Carr that provides a history of how our brains process and absorb information delivered in evolving channels from oral storytelling, to the written word, from broadcast media to now through the web.  The impetus for the book was a 2008 article in The Atlantic titled "Is Google Making Us Stupid?"…

Talk Business Interview: Mobile Websites vs. Mobile Apps

July 20th, 2010

Thank you to Roby Brock at Talk Business for inviting me to talk about the importance of having websites optimized for mobile viewing.  See the interview here: And, here is the link to the article on Talk Business. Here are my full thoughts on the subject: With the news that Apple sold over 1.7 million of the new iPhone 4 in just three days (making…

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

July 15th, 2010

The Social Network. This trailer actually makes the movie look interesting. Looking forward to it. Thanks to Blake's Think Tank for passing this along.

Old Spice = Brilliant

July 14th, 2010

Over the past two days, I have been reacting like one of Pavlov's dogs to a bell every time @oldspice tweets a new video.  The Old Spice "Smell Like an Old Spice Man" commercials are viral hits online.  As a result, fans have shared, commented, and clicked play many times over the last several months.  For the last two days, Old Spice has capitalized on…

The Self Portrait Phenomenon

July 4th, 2010

I have never liked having my picture taken.  But a weird thing started happening a little over a year ago: I started taking pictures of myself with my iPhone and posting them to my various sites.  They were, of course, titled: Self portrait, followed by a description of what I was doing when taking the photograph.  I have no idea why I was doing this.…