Archive for August, 2005



If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas – George Bernard Shaw If you [...]

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics – Mark Twain (Sorry about the recent repeated use of this quotation, you’ll understand why I used it again by the end of the post.) Despite the fact that most Irish people moan about our country’s inability to change with the times, we do [...]

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance – Franklin. P Jones I think the potential of podcasting is being vastly overstated. I used to subscribe to about four of them, but now I’ll just download them from time to time depending on their content. The reason for this [...]

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics – Mark Twain I’m just after reading in the Sunday Business Post that as part of the latest JNLR survey, TNS MRBI researched New Media habits in Ireland. Here are the survey results: 14% of Irish adults have an mp3 player 45% of Irish [...]

Too bad that all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair. – George Burns Andrew Marr, the ex-BBC political editor, thinks that British politicians suffer from a “fundamental lack of professionalism” when it comes to communicating with voters. He pointed out that they lacked [...]

And reputation bleeds in ev’ry word – Charles Churchill One question that’s been flying around the Net of late is whether one man can make a difference. Everyone has been harping on about Jeff Jarvis’ dissatisfaction with Dell of late, but last week I found proof firsthand that negative Consumer Generated Media does affect your [...]

The Internet is the death of everything secret. If one person knows it the rest of the world will soon follow. – Lance Storm Blogging has grabbed the fact that the Internet is the death of everything secret and driven the point home to the extreme. Anyone can now set up their own website and [...]

Ed Byrne has an interesting blog entry on why blog post titles are important. It got me thinking that the same is true for press release headlines. Ed says: “I know I miss a certain amount of good articles everyday, simply because the headlines are not descriptive enough. When your flying through a couple of [...]

The problem with some people is that when they aren’t drunk they’re sober – William Butler Yeats I don’t know how nobody has mentioned this before, and perhaps this is just a sober moment of madness brought on by the Irish Minister for Justice, Michael McDowell. A question suddenly flickered across my mind, would Hugh [...]

Everything Bad Is Good For You review

What we see depends mainly on what we look for – John Lubbock Everything Bad Is Good For You by Steven Johnson is a definite read for those who are tired of their parents giving out to them for playing video games or watching TV, but everyone else who’s long past the stage of arguing [...]




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