Today in bad marketing:
So, Samsung flashmobbed an Apple store with a coach-load of people holding “WAKE UP” boards and chanting this mantra. Now, okay, you have a rival. You have a new phone soon, rumoured to outperform even the new iPad. But… this is stupid. Real, real dumb. This isn’t advertising, it is attack marketing, and it makes you look overly aggressive and weak. The product should...
polygondotcom: Leaked Wii U trailer shows off new tech, ‘Rayman Legends,’ lush graphics Is that Skylanders tech we spy? Okay, so - few things: Are they really going to put NFC tech in every game? That controller is HUGE. Far bigger than I thought. NFC works on top of the screen? That’s a bad idea.
I’m walking across the street from my apartment to a hotel. We were mobbed by...– News Corp. head Rupert Murdoch • Complaining about getting “mobbed” by the press over the phone-hacking inquiry. Note: He’s in the media industry. He indirectly hires people to do this for a living. One of his lower-levels at Fox News, Griff Jenkins, is so well-known for being the jerk who ambushes...
Former News of the World journalist Tom Latchem on...
guardian: Didn’t read his papers, didn’t choose editors, didn’t read emails… What exactly DID he do for his multi-million pound salary? #Leveson — Tom Latchem (@theboylatch) April 24, 2012 Murdoch junior is giving evidence at the Leveson inquiry into phone hacking this morning. Follow our live blog and watch the live stream at the same time: http://gu.com/p/374e8/tw To be fair, what does ANY...
To be female and poor in itself attracts a unique stigma. The 1980s saw the...– The feminisation of poverty and the myth of the ‘welfare queen’ | openDemocracy (via sociolab) This. If their issue was the lack of incentive to leave welfare, they’d fix it - cap benefit after so many kids, supply childcare to encourage a return to work, etc. They never do, though, do they?
Alcohol: a user's guide.
So, there was a period in my life where it was standard operating procedure to go to my regular pub on my way our for the night, order 4 quad vodkas, pour them in a half pint glass, and then down it. That was the first drink of the night, not the only drink of the night. Sometimes, it had 3 pints as chasers, and they weren’t of bitter - they were cocktails. It was not, in hindsight, ever a...
The rear view mirror of my car is full of things that nearly happened. My...– Top Gear co-host James May reflecting on life. [Via Twitter] (via cognitivedissonance) And that’s why he’s better than Clarkson.
Corruption Responsible for 80% of... →
stfuconservatives: awesome-everyday: And so Americans continue to have a small number of expensive, poor quality cell phone providers. And how much does this cost you? Take your phone bill, and cut it by 80%. That’s how much you should be paying. You see, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, people in Sweden, the Netherlands, and Finland pay on average less...
Culturally Awkward: No Air
[“Kelly Watch the Stars” by Air comes on iPhone whilst docked. I skip and go back to washing up] Sam: Why do you hate Air so much, with the stuff you listen to? Me: They are far too artsy French noodling for me. Sam: [eyebrow raise] Oh-kay, explain… Me: [bad French accent] Allo, we are Air. Zis is our new song, which we call “Kelly Watch ze Stars”. In it, I noodle...
Kindling new tech lusts...
So, last night whilst waiting for the drunk party of 2 to pour in (4:15am I got to bed, seriously), I passed the time having a good old play around… …With the 4th generation Kindle. Now, I love me some real books. I love caring for my books - always using a bookmark, trying not to crease the spine, so on - and I love reading them. So, e-readers have always been an oddity to me, as...