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“I give [Apple] two years before they’re turning out the lights on a very painful and expensive mistake.”
– A 2001 prediction by David Goldstein, president of Channel Marketing, about Apple’s newly launched retail stores, which celebrate their 10th anniversary this week.
Had to monitor Fox for a story. Can’t. Deal. With. The. Blathering.
– Message posted yesterday to the Secret Service’s official Twitter account. The agency later told the Washington Post that an employee “mistakenly believed they were on their personal account.” The tweet has been deleted, and the agency says it is “conducting appropriate internal follow-up.”
“Our experience has changed us and shaped how we view our responsibility to the industry. We are pleased to bring this matter to successful resolution, and we are excited to keep delivering great products and services for our partners and customers.”
– Microsoft on the expiration of its 10-year antitrust consent decree
“Al Qaeda Inc. might suffer some initial setbacks from Osama bin Laden’s death, but so did Apple Inc. when shares dropped over rumors of Steve Jobs’ illness. But it did not take long to realize that Jobs has established a highly functional corporation, and the shares bounced back. The same can be expected for al Qaeda.”
– CNN jumps to an early lead in the Most Repugnant Analogy of the Year competition.
I do know that ‘monetization’ is an option for me, and I do realize that I have been ‘missing out on some big bucks’ and not ‘milking the media for what it is worth’ – I just don’t have the energy or motivation to think in that direction. Or maybe I’m just plain stupid.
Sohaib Athar, who became a celebrity after unwittingly live-tweeting part of the Osama bin Laden raid, explaining that he’s not charging for interviews. Athar has just published a FAQ that attempts to cut down on the need for more interviews, and it’s well worth reading.
Bin Laden is dead. I didn’t kill him. Please let me sleep now.
“I know it sounds crazy, but our new company, http://altly.com, is building an alternative to Facebook. More details soon :-)”