Social Juxtapositional Marketing and Promotion

Proposed: people or organizations who recognize the behavioral-affecting potential of online social juxtapositions can create attention that is highly effective.  What catches our attention easily? Something familiar. What also catches our attention? Something different. Recently I’ve seen – randomly – cases where two familiar “things” were together, but they were different things.  This caught my attention in […]

Forecast: Scattered Clouds, With Increasing Atmospheric Integration

Get your head into the clouds.  Now.  There is increasing buzz this month about online clouds – the services that host our applications, contain our data, and can scale on demand.  Those who recall grid computing or mesh computing or distributed computing will understand the concept behind clouds: computing services as a utility, like electricity or water.  […]

Social Clutter – Too Much Information

The music of The Police, including the artist Sting, has among the songs some concepts that were perhaps ahead of their time. One example is “Too Much Information” (listen), which was written over 25 years ago, and refers to having to deal with information overload: Too much information running through my brain Too much information […]

An Old Idea Becomes New? Akashic Records & Tech

Someone mentioned to me at lunch last month a term I hadn’t heard – akashic. The wikipedia akashic definition has in it the following: “A theosophical term referring to a universal filing system which records every occurring thought, word, and action. The records are impressed on a subtle substance called akasha (or soniferous ether).“ Stripping […]