Jargon Watch: Harris’ Law

Jason Calacanis has touched on the issue of overconnectivity in a recent editon of his email newsletter. It dealt  with more certainty about the adverse social effects that connectivity brings which I first heard raised by Eric Benhamou of 3Com when he spoke about a decade ago in a keynote at Networld+InterOp in Paris. Key […]

It isn’t pink, I usually go this colour when I am embarrassed

The embarrassment in question is in relation to the lame marketing tie-in I noticed between shirt-maker Thomas Pink and the forthcoming Sony Pictures film: The Pink Panther 2.     Not quite feeling the synergy here guys beyond the colour pink. In addition to a limited edition range of shirts with a tacky label, there […]

Jargon Watch: Justice porn

When I was a kid, there was a strangely tedious yet compelling show on in the middle of the afternoon called Crown Court, there members of a jury picked from the electorial role in the Granada television region (North West of England) heard court cases that were created (featuring actors as judges, witnesses and the […]

As seen on…

I was looking at a ‘sleeve face’ advert on the back of thelondonpaper for Smooth FM when the artwork of The Beach Boys Greatest Hits caught my eye. There was a red stripe on the top corner labeled ‘as seen on TV’. It is amazing how hackneyed that phrase has become. Sullied by wonder kitchen […]

Links of the day

Smarta – Think create grow – need to kick the tyres on this is Xing / LinkedIn rival. It must be web 2.0 it has a flickr-like dual-colour logo. FT launches new mobile website – Brand Republic News – Brand Republic – interesting move, optimised for iPhone and Blackberry. From memory the FT used to […]