Blogs & Blossoms: Seed, Weed, Pollinate and Grow

Reading Time: 2 minutes Edited: 9/1/2006 One of the team leaders at work spoke to me about a book that he read that basically provided proof that very few ideas are actually. Last night I wrote an entry at I Choose Indy! letting folks know what my plans were for the site. Since the audience was non-techy, I wanted to put the message in a metaphor that would provide a clear picture. Since Indiana is known for it’s agriculture,

Getting your Blog to the “A-List”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Okay, now that I have you here, don’t be mad and leave. Listen to what I tell you. There’s a flame going across the blogosphere right now on Nicholas Carr’s Blog posting, The Great Unread. Shel Israel is in on the argument, as are a ton of other bloggers (example). You should read Mr. Carr’s full post before reading what I have to say. I hope I’m communicating his message fairly… I think what he’s

Interactive Computing, like Minority Report

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boy is technology evolving quickly! I’m not sure how many of you remember Tom Cruise in Minority Report, where he’s flipping through information via a virtual display. Here’s the preview showing the special effect: A couple years ago, it was simply a special effect. Here is a video of the new reality of the technology with an explanation of how it works: You can find some more great examples at Eon Reality’s website.

On Influence and Automation… WordPress Mobile Edition

Reading Time: < 1 minute Thanks to Alex King, who’s written a great WordPress Plugin for mobile viewing. I installed the plugin in a few seconds and it worked seamlessly with my PDA! I also installed it on Pat Coyle’s blog and I Choose Indy!

Blogs, Clogs and Storytelling

Reading Time: < 1 minute Brian Clark touched on something in his last couple posts on copyblogger that I think may be the ‘missing link’ for Corporate Blogs (Clog)… tell the Story. I’ve written a couple posts that are critical of corporate blogs. The reason is that a corporate blog can be somewhat of an oxymoron. Many companies look at blogging as an extension of their marketing efforts, along with a web site, advertising, and press releases. Other companies are