Hitting the nail on the
head: VC David Hornik was inspired to
provide this insightful advice after a presentation
yesterday: “As a general rule, it is best not to clip your fingernails
while pitching your company.”
Rug rats: Martha Stewart gets carpet burned by Shaw Industries.
(Source: FurnitureToday.com – those Topix guys are amazing)
Animated gif ads in RSS feeds aren’t cool: Josh Rubin’s Cool Hunting‘s
RSS feed is the first I recall with an animated .gif ad appearing with
each post. I’m not against ads appearing in RSS feed posts (remember,
I’m a practicing capitalist and in my day-job, quite often, I actually
sell advertising), however I find the blinking animation
jarring in the context of my newsreader. So, while I believe Josh has
every right in the world to include such blinking ads, I have also
exercised my right to remove his feed from my newsreader. There are
better ways to incorporate advertising into RSS feeds than to, in
effect, replicate banner ads.
If I wasn’t an Apple-free speech blogger: I would probably blog about them finally providing a hard-date for release of Tiger: April 29, at 6 p.m.