Websites 'suck' today because of the 'hippo'

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These comments by Avinash Kaushik, Google’s analytics guru, are true for many corporate websites. He “thinks one of the reasons why so many websites ‘suck’ today is because of the hippo – as in the ‘highest paid person’s opinion.’ And, yes, you’re likely a hippo – a successful advertising executive, CMO or brand manager, pulling … [Read more…]

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FITT Sydney lunch May 2005

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At the FITT lunch in iMAX Theatre. The topic is womens’ communication needs and how new technology like unified communications can help us. The panel members are: Patricia Scott, Secretary of the Federal Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Holly Kramer, Group Managing Director, Product Management, Telstra Adele Whish-Wilson, CEO Momentum Technologies (Australian … [Read more…]

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I know I said not going to CeBIT but …

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actually CeBIT is a great place to catch up with people in the IT industry in Sydney. Many people go, after all it’s an afternoon out of the office. And even if you’re not interested in the content, the social side of things can be good. Here’s an action shot of me & a friend … [Read more…]

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Thoughts on CeBIT Sydney 2008

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Dropped in at CeBIT for while today. Was at the Bloggerzone for the royal visit of uber blogger and web entrepreneur Jason Calacanis and his entourage of men in suits, then wandered about checking out the exhibits and running into various friends and acquaintances. It’s a pity the wi-fi connection in the Bloggerzone was so … [Read more…]

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Cool Crows at TED

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I’ve always had a fondness for crows – perhaps because they wear black? Joshua Klein is fascinated by crows too. He’s made an amateur study of corvid behavior, and has come up with a vending machine that sparks ideas that may enable new relationships between animals and human. Here’s his TED talk, it’s very cool … [Read more…]

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IT Project Failures?

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My buddy Alec the Geek often makes very sensible and considered posts that get me thinking. Other times he just says stuff that I agree with because it is so simply obvious (and thus it is ridiculous that there should exist a need to comment at all). Thus Alec’s recent post on Software development the … [Read more…]

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Mental Detox = FAIL, what did I learn?

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Well I lasted one whole day without using Twitter or blogging. And I came to the realisation that my personal and business lives are so completely intertwined with each other and with technology that is not feasible to disconnect from them and still work. The only way to truly disconnect is to go on a … [Read more…]

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Mental Detox week 12-17 May

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I’m getting worried – how am I going to manage being disconnected from my geek toys for a week? Will be interesting to see if any one technology causes me break the planned holiday. Have my copy of War & Peace ready to read, and planning to write some stuff by long hand in a … [Read more…]

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