Monthly Archives: January 2011

Walter Murch on Why 3D Won't Last

Roger Ebert’s journal has an outstanding letter from film editor Walter Murch that makes a rock-hard case as to why 3D is a film fad that will fade (let alone catch on on TVs). As much as I loved Avatar, … Continue reading

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Conversational Commerce Conference Feb 2-3

With my focus on the intersection of VRM and the Personal Data Ecosystem, I’ll be at the first Conversation Commerce Conference February 2-3 in San Francisco. See you there.

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I am so ready to get rid of these

I have used Akismet blog spam filtering on this blog for several years now, but at least one or two blog spams get through every day and generate an email like the following: A new comment on the post #365 … Continue reading

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Where Good Ideas Come From (Video)

This four-minute video, about Steven Johnson‘s book of the same name, is so brilliantly illustrated that it would be worth watching for that reason alone. But Steve’s underlying point that it illustrates — that when it comes to creativity, “chance … Continue reading

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True Data Portability

I’ve been on the board of since its founding three years ago. The concept made quite a splash when it was first announced, but I knew that after the hype wore off would come all the hard work of … Continue reading

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Why You Shouldn't Freak Out about NSTIC

Kaliya Hamlin (aki IdentityWoman) has posted a superbly written and documented article on Fast Company about why no one should freak out about NSTIC (the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace). If only all dialog about digital identity infrastructure … Continue reading

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Singular Focus in 2011

I made only one New Year’s resolution this year: to maintain the singular focus necessary to succeed with a startup. There’s no need to pontificate on that subject of focus when it comes to startups — it’s an industry cliche … Continue reading

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