'business' Archive

How to get me to buy plastic

15 April 2009, 6:32 am
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I don’t buy nearly as much music on physical media as I used to. I’ve made my peace with MP3 sound quality. iTunes dropped the DRM , so I dropped my boycott. Amie Street has recently joined Emusic as a favored source for legit MP3 downloads.
So mostly I buy CDs and vinyl these days when […]

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parent sells toys to raise cash

6 February 2009, 11:08 am
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I know, the economic downturn is grim, no laughing matter, etc.. But the juxtaposition in this headline made me chuckle anyway.

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well, duh

21 November 2008, 2:32 pm
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Ever wonder why so many metal band logos look alike? Stop wondering.

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single? [adjective] town [datingkeyword] . tld — explained!

7 November 2008, 8:52 am
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Those danged lawn signs! Robert J Moore gets the goods. A fascinating Internet detective story.

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28 September 2008, 8:38 am
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Let’s hear it for. . .
I have long been a booster of eMusic, which I think is the best legal digital music service for independent label releases. But my customer service interactions with them were only so-so, and they had a terrible rep in the music fora I frequented. It looks like they’re trying to turn […]

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failure to communicate

31 March 2008, 6:17 am
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At the Abbey Lounge the other night I kept trying to figure out the name of the band advertised by this sticker:

I’m pretty sure it’s not Thunder Cl-phi-with-a-circumflex (note: φ with a ˆ is not an html character entity) My best guess is “Thunder Clip” but Googling for that as a band name doesn’t turn […]

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why I don’t trust your privacy policy

2 February 2008, 8:12 am
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First there was Flickr. I liked Flickr a lot; it was a very convenient way to share photos with my friends and family. I didn’t know anybody on the Flickr team personally or anything, but it was clearly a small, bright outfit. The vibe of the site made me feel comfortable letting them keep track […]

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right before you get crushed

5 October 2007, 2:16 pm
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I’ve been really enjoying the logo and branding re-design critiques at Brand New, well, pretty much since it launched.
I’m surprised (and delighted) by just how partisan today’s entry on the RNC’s pachyderm is.
If I weren’t more disenchanted with the Green Party, I’d suggest that maybe it could be the “mouse that roared.”

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