What follows is a whole ton of Unsolicited Advice. About websites. Run away if you can. You have been warned.
Every time I help launch a major website I find myself meditating on lessons learned, Continue reading “Bang The Drum 2.0: “Getting It” Edition”
Finally, someone gets it.
[Edited to protect the verbally-inept, i.e., me]
Err… ever get to wondering why some things which seem so crystal clear to you completely escape the attention of others? Like, ambient noise, for example: some people are just better at tuning stuff out than others, like me. Well, having intrusive advertising in everything from the pen I write with to the side of the building I live in, poking at my senses relentlessly from dawn to dusk, well, it makes me irritable. Even though I’m a media junkie I find that I watch TV less, browse the web less, heck, even go out less, just to avoid the onslaught. (And I don’t even live in a big city! Imagine what I’d be like if I had to install myself a couple billboards down from Times Square?) Yet, no one aside from a couple of cranky designers makes much fuss over this. Jesus, doesn’t it bother you that you have to flip through about three hundred perfume samples before you can get to your monthly Cosmo Quiz?
We put a man on the moon (32 years ago, even!); surely we can devise a better way to make commerce?
I wish I had thought to save the transcript of my chat with rr tech-support. So now I have nothing but memories – and this post – to remind me not to bother seeking help there.