Month: January 2022

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Underscoring the need for President Biden’s trillion dollar infrastructure bill, a bridge collapsed outside Pittsburgh where the President was scheduled to give a speech later in the day, about infrastructure. The NYC Mayor’s office declared Sarah Palin a public health risk. The captain of the Crystal Symphony, a Miami-bound cruise ship, turned around and docked […]

  • Wordle

    Wordle

    The online game of Wordle has been online since November last year but it broke into popular view in January when the yellow and green chicklet pictograms started showing up in people’s social media timelines. The game is elegant in its simplicity. Wordle refreshingly lacks any viral loops (players are limited to a single game […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    A man attempting to break into a Maryland home by coming down the chimney got stuck and had to be extracted by the firefighters and police. Vaccination rates increased dramatically in Quebec after the government passed a law requiring proof-of-vaccination before you could purchase alcohol or cannabis. Saturday Night Live stars Pete Davidson and Colin […]

  • Media Innovation

    Media Innovation

    I enjoyed Brian Morrissey’s Digiday podcasts which featured interviews with various media executives. His experience in publishing and advertising brings out a level of detail in his conversations that goes deeper than most but still accessible even for a trade publication. His The Rebooting newsletter is his attempt to branch out on his own and […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Amazon engineers scrambled to update Alexa’s library of “challenges” when a concerned parent reported the AI assistant suggested sticking a penny in an electrical socket. A meteor exploded in Pennsylvania with the energy equivalent to 30 tons of TNT. A three-ton Russian satellite plunged into the Pacific Ocean. It rained small fish in eastern Texas. […]