Monthly Archives: July 2007

Crying babies and cell phones

Among the top complaints among restaurant customers are screaming babies and cell phones. Now you can combine the two. My friend Jonathan mentioned that he wanted to capture the dulcet sounds of his five month old for posterity. I suggested … Continue reading

Posted in fun, wireless, wireless data

Carl Kasell is a fake… friend

I’m a fan of NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, a weekly news quiz hosted by Carl Kasell. The usually funny show features C- and D-list celebrities as well as audience callers answering questions about the week’s news. The prize … Continue reading

Posted in advertising, facebook, social networking | 2 Comments

Redefining news

I was at a party earlier this week with some journalists from The Washington Post and some recent journalism graduates. We started talking about Loudoun Extra, the Post’s new hyperlocal Web site focused on a wealthy suburban county. Among the … Continue reading

Posted in facebook, journalism, media, newspapers, social networking

Virgin America set for takeoff

Virgin America, a new low-cost carrier based in San Francisco, is set for an Aug. 8 takeoff. The carrier has faced some turbulent skies due in part to its partial ownership by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. Initial routes are San … Continue reading

Posted in airlines, travel | 1 Comment

AOL is #1

In my piece on Nielsen’s shift to time-on-site metrics, I mentioned the downsides of using a single metric. ZDNet has a follow on to the Nielsen story that explores this further. The shift in methodology puts AOL at the top … Continue reading

Posted in statistics

One year of reDesign and counting

Today marks the one year anniversary of this blog. I’m at 271 posts over the year (including this one). It’s been a lot of fun. Writing this blog has given me a creative outlet and more reasons to explore all … Continue reading

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I love that dirty water

FastCompany has an in-depth look at the economics of the bottled water industry. It looks at the distribution costs and environmental impact of shipping water 2/3s of the way around the world to places where you can just open the … Continue reading

Posted in environment | 4 Comments