Archive for September, 2005

My dog ruins everything.

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

We got a new stereo for the bedroom on Sunday, and yesterday I came home to find the remote obliterated. I had this thing for one day. One day! I’m beginning to think Rowan has the power to levitate objects, because that, along with many other since eaten belongings, was up in a very high […]

Practical customer experience

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Remember the days when you had to wait through a half hour of Muzak renderings of Margaritaville before you could talk to anybody from the electric company/gas company/bank? Things aren’t much better now, having to go through 10 automated menus to find out you can only talk to a real person at 3:27am on the […]

Opportunity may not be green, but it’s still profit.

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Scanning the New York Times Online today I came across an article called “Is the World Suffering From Too Much Martha?” Since when has media oversaturation ever hurt any celebrity’s pocketbook? There’s no such thing as bad publicity to Martha Stewart. The woman parlayed a prison sentence into two television shows and a radio station. […]

“You just don’t fit in.”

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

No Martha, you don’t fit in the billionaire’s boys club anymore. None of them could turn a prison sentence into a bold career move, with enough publicity to launch two new highly anticipated shows. Last night was the series premiere of The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. The contestants definitely have a different feel to them than […]

This is definitely going to smell-

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

-and decompose. Some italians decided they want a giant pink bunny on their mountainside for 20 years. Jeff Koons meets Christo?

Indie rock cellphone

Monday, September 19th, 2005

The good folks of Pitchfork posted an article today about a company calling themselves the Digital Rights Agency releasing “indie” ringtones. I guess the ladies of Le Tigre aren’t the only ones with dollar signs in their eyes. The fat cash also now goes to most of Barsuk, the K Records lineup, and almost all […]

Is there no middle ground for customer service?

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

I started shopping around last week for a new printer. I visited a few websites, and some variation of the Canon PIXMA inkjet series appeared to suit my needs. So off to Best Buy I went, rewards card in hand. To my surprise there was actually an employee in the printer aisle, who greeted me […]