A small voice amid the noise of everyday life…

…from Nicholas Bate: Always essential, insightful reading. Technorati Tags: Nicholas Bate,Strategic Edge

Hollywood’s Ground Rules – Execupundit

Execupundit’s Michael Wade reveals his deep understanding of the inner workings of Hollywood.  If the list of possible villains consists of a college professor, a plumber, a social worker, and a business executive, the villain should always be the business executive. More here. Technorati Tags: Michael Wade,Execupundit.com,Hollywood

Hollywood’s Ground Rules – Execupundit

Execupundit’s Michael Wade reveals his deep understanding of the inner workings of Hollywood.  If the list of possible villains consists of a college professor, a plumber, a social worker, and a business executive, the villain should always be the business executive. More here. Technorati Tags: Michael Wade,Execupundit.com,Hollywood

Le cri de la soie – A Suitable Wardrobe

Le cri de la soie – the cry of silk – what a wonderfully evocative phrase. I learn, as I learn so much, from A Suitable Wardrobe’s Will Boehlke that le cri de la soie is the sound that a well made silk knit tie makes when you squeeze it.  An undoubted sound and sign […]

Precise Language and Political Language

Kurt at Cultural Offering comments on a piece on the Economist’s Lexington blog. The article contrasts the use of language by Democrats and Republicans in the US, despairing of politics’ general blurring and abuse of language and reflecting on recent research that the Democrats have a tendency to use loose, imprecise language whereas Republicans are […]

The PC Calamity – @Asymco

Here’s an interesting analysis of PC shipments versus tablets from Asymco’s Horace Dediu. “PC sales fell again last quarter and the contraction is likely to continue. … At the same time, computing device sales have soared.” I’m not sure the PC is dead yet.  The tablet form factor and (current) performance don’t lend themselves to […]

The PC Calamity – @Asymco

Here’s an interesting analysis of PC shipments versus tablets from Asymco’s Horace Dediu. “PC sales fell again last quarter and the contraction is likely to continue. … At the same time, computing device sales have soared.” I’m not sure the PC is dead yet.  The tablet form factor and (current) performance don’t lend themselves to […]

Saturday Meditations from Nicholas Bate

Saving Number 4 for next weekend… “4.  A book, an album on vinyl, a French Press of great coffee. Simultaneously.” The full list of suggestions, here. Technorati Tags: Nicholas Bate,Strategic Edge

Write Tight

Write tight.  Paint an entire scene in a sprinkling of tightly constrained syllables. “Crickets are chirpin’, the water is highThere’s a soft cotton dress on the line hangin’ dry” “Time takes a cigaretteAnd puts it in your mouth” “She only sleeps on planes” “Two cars parked on the over-passRocks hit the water like broken glass” […]

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