Archive | May, 2014

Tweeting at the Speed of the Pony Express

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Let’s begin today with a quiz to test your social media savvy. How long did it take Huge, a design and marketing company, to compose and send out the following tweet on behalf of its client, President Cheese? Sharing a Camembert with friends? (How generous!) Get the best flavor by serving at room temperature. (followed…
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Drone Regulations Take Off (without the FAA)

It seems like we don’t go a week these days without a new controversy cropping up as a result of Americans’ growing love affair with drones. As we discussed late last year, drone enthusiasts and companies looking to use drones (i.e. Amazon) are in a holding pattern for the time being as they await regulations…
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Humans Killing Humans Is Never Humane

On April 29th, an Oklahoma death row inmate, Clayton Lockett, was killed by lethal injection. Sounds like just another good ol’ fashioned American execution, right? In this case, normality took a seat on the sidelines. After 13 minutes, the state of Oklahoma halted the procedure when the unconscious inmate woke up and began to breathe…
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Impressions Of Switzerland: Pedestrian Priority For An Equitable Society

After spending the past week week in Switzerland, what has struck me the most is the prioritization of pedestrians. That’s not to say Switzerland is without its fair share of reckless drivers. Engines are revved in narrow streets, drivers can be seen texting behind the wheel, and cyclists might have to occasionally swerve around a…
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THIS SPACE FOR RENT

A number of years ago word got out that a company planned on beaming its logo onto the moon. The accompanying outcry was such that the idea was quickly squashed and the “brain” behind it quietly sent on a one-way vacation to Jupiter. Or so I like to think. A few days ago a Japanese…
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