Wow, August! I am, as promised, sitting in my Adirondack chair with my morning coffee, enjoying the view and anticipating a nice brunch with all my girls at Boccaccio's on the lake. And I am, as promised, blogging...
Awesome infographic from the NYTimes: Music Sales over time, by source. The biggest sales were the $16B in 1999 for CDs, it has been all downhill from there; CDs are still the biggest source of revenue, but they're declining rapidly, and online sales are growing, currently at $1B.
video of the day: Trizilla goes for a little sail. Wow. I just can't stop looking at that thing, it is so awesome. Still want to ride on it someday :)
You guys know, I love Susan Blackmore (The Meme Machine); so now she says we're in the midst of a third replicator (after genes, and memes)... something to do with "digital information". Huh. Definitely unclear that this is different in any qualitative way from memes...
Ten words we would all like to see banned from press releases: Leading, Best, Innovative, Revolutionary, Award-winning, Disruptive, Bleeding Edge, Next-generation, Strategic, Synergy. A good list. Of these, the most frequently misused is Disruptive, I agree; see what you've done now, Clayton Christensen?
Not good: Silicon Valley unemployment skyrockets. "Unemployment in the Valley is now higher than it was after the dotcom bust. The job market is so bad that some folks are giving up, quitting the tech industry, and going into healthcare." Oh no, Mr. Bill!
ZooBorns of the day: little Cheetahs!
Still don't know if I'm going to end up riding, sigh, it is a perfect day for it... stay tuned. And I hope you enjoy your weekend!