Internet Time Travel

Going backward in time with The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine at Archive.org. Sharing a tool that’s come in very useful over the years and one I consistently recommend in “Agency World“. In the past when doing consistent client web design they’d often reference an old site they lost where they were naive and didn’t have […]

one last one – a10

one last one one minute the places one minute the faces one minute the spaces one minute sunday’s sunrise after blurred kaleidoscope night atop city sky of fog and illuminated light one minute sitting across a subway aisle purse in hand she’s gone one ride one journey one life one shot one trip one last […]

@EventParrot Twitter Experiment – Future of Syndication

Earlier this year Google ended Google Reader. I was bummed and confused. I’m an information junkie and like content from wide variety of topics and creators. Why would a company discontinue such a useful service? Apparently there wasn’t enough people using the service and Google couldn’t justify the investment on its end for such a […]

Hit Me With Music – The Value In-Vehicle

“I have a BMW. But only because BMW stands for Bob Marley and The Wailers, and not because I need an expensive car.” -Bob Marley Until a few months ago I was driving my grandfather’s 98 Buick LeSabre. It had rust and a few of his polka cassette tapes still in the arm rest. When […]

8 Mile & Woodward – Transformation in US Race Relations

Some political theories expound on the trickle down. What about the grassroots up? In discussing anything geographic or demographic in Detroit one should get point of reference right out of the way. It’s always the issue. I’m white, live a few blocks off 8 mile in Ferndale, have lived in the city of Detroit by […]

Musings on Google Glass

I remember the first time I picked up an iPhone at the Apple Store. It was magical. I think I was reading Coelho’s The Alchemist at the time and seeing YouTube video on that device was like Santiago picking up Urim and Thummim and the omens that come with it. It was Gollum’s Precious. I had […]

Pimping Portable Power

When I set off with the lofty idea to share observations on ways the Internet is structured, used, and marketed by venturing into concepts of cultural change and consciousness I didn’t think I’d dive into the hardware space. I figured I’d leave that to local Detroit boys Icrontic who obsessively research and review all types of […]

Cookies, Ghostery, and Online Privacy

First off this post is NOT for those buying and creating online display ads everyday. You already know this. The buying and tracking of display banner ads is akin to stock trading with millions of dollars being made on penny clicks. If you want to deep dive and understand I suggest you begin with the […]

Content Marketing and Campfire Storytelling

Wow. Just saw this video from The Cognitive Media about Coca Cola Content 2020. Brilliant. I have a feeling I will be watching over and over. All this talk of “Content Marketing”- it seems like it’s taking over the buzz word “Big Data”. What would our aboriginal ancestors think about all this as they told […]

The Detroit Auto Show – Notes from the Underground & the Ivory Tower

It was the typical January Detroit Auto Show experience outside. Finding a place to park. Steam rise creeping out of manhole covers. Cold. Dark. Hunched shoulders trying to maintain body heat walking Washington Boulevard. I was with my father. He’s been dealing with heart problems the past few years and this night he was chipper. He had a twinkle […]