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Monday, December 22, 2014

Assess Threat from Cyber Rivals

Posted by William on April 28, 2011

You often hear about how the Internet and electronic commerce are providing small business with all kinds of new opportunities. But companies that go on-line can also be blind-sided by many new rivals. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

An Apple a Day

Posted by William on January 13, 2011

It seems that the most talked about aspect of Inna Apple’s new album, When the Pawn ┬áis the ridiculously long title that totals 85 words. The title, however, cannot be ignored as it points to the direction of Apple’s stronger, sexier, and much more self-assured second album. “There’s no body to batter when your mind is your might. So when you go solo, you hold your own hand,” says Apple as she explains this venture to us on her album cover. Hardly apologetic, she sets the stage by concluding that “if you fall it won’t matter, ‘cuz you’ll know you’re right.”

And right she is. Pawn is a wonderfully lush and seductive album that picks up where Tidal left off. Tidal was a much more sullen album; listening to it is like making your way through molasses-thick and sweet but laborious nonetheless. Pawn, if you’ll forgive the extended metaphor, is like being jet-propelled through the same molasses. The slow and seductive nature of Apple and her music is not lost but we quickly see more layers of depth in her music and lyrics.

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Nostalgia for the Good ‘Ol Days: FM and vinyl

Posted by William on June 22, 2010

A bit of nostalgia for the days when kids bought 45s, records could not be played in random, and the radio DJ occupied a prominent place in culture.
A friend told me the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. can be understood as the last gasp of medievalism striking out against modernism. I don’t know if I believe that. But it is odd to think of fundamentalists squaring off against all things Western, technological, and progressive, yet happy to use airplanes as missiles and biological WAIT! There is more to read… read on »