All posts for “business”


43 Things in the Seattle Times

Posted by: leelefever on March 6, 2005- 4:00pm

Categories: business, buzz, robotcoop


The Seattle Times had an article today about 43 Things. Unlike the conspiracy theories started from the Salon article, this one is a bit more balanced and talks about it as an example of Social Networking sites. Some people have asked why I'm always talking about the Robot Coop and 43 Things. For one, I think it's a fascinating experiment. In my mind they are doing something that is a new form of online community, melding blogs, social networking and folksonomies together around the... Continue Reading

The Bestest Yellow Pages Evar

Posted by: leelefever on January 27, 2005- 4:00pm

Categories: business, search


There is a lot of buzz lately about Amazon's A9 Yellow Pages, which displays multiple pictures of actual storefronts along with listings. A few folks including my neighbor/friend Carrick have written about it and taken it upon themselves to help Amazon out by taking photos of whole streets. Here is a listing for my old video store on 15th Ave in Capitol Hill.Carrick's slideshow of Broadway in Seattle in Flickr (set the slide timing to 1 second). As with every meme in the next little while... Continue Reading

Finally a Positive Experience with an ISP

Posted by: leelefever on April 12, 2004- 5:00pm

Categories: business, customer service, home, personal


I awoke this morning to find my Internet service was down. Historically this has been a complete pain, as it was never easy enough to find out if it was a system wide problem or something local about my service or set-up. Eventually I called Comcast, entered my phone number within 2-3 button pushes. The next message was- "We are experiencing service outages in your area, if you would like to receive a phone call when service is restored, please press 1". So, I accepted the offer for the call... Continue Reading

Microsoft and Sun- Together at Last

Posted by: leelefever on April 1, 2004- 4:00pm

Categories: business, microsoft, news


Microsoft and Sun Microsystems Enter Broad Cooperation Agreement; Settle Outstanding Litigation Am I in some kind of time warp? Is it April Fools day again? This is a pretty amazing announcement. Via: Scoble

iWork@Sun Tour

Posted by: leelefever on February 5, 2004- 4:00pm

Categories: business, event


As part of the day's festivities we walked over to the Sun campus to learn about their iWork@Sun initiative/program. It's not a Sun product that's for sale, it's a new way that they are working- which sounds trite. However- it's really pretty interesting. Lately I've had the perspective of Sun as a old school company that's try to move into the 21st century. This tour showed me that they're really doing some interesting things. The most impressive thing for me was the "Sun Ray" and how it's... Continue Reading

Trademark FAQ

Posted by: leelefever on February 1, 2004- 4:00pm

Categories: business, commoncraft, thissite


Since starting Common Craft, I've been thinking about using trademarks and copyrights as a way to protect my intellectual property. To this end, I've found some good resources that folks in my position may find interesting: 10 Big Myths about copyright explained Trademark FAQs (.gov) I wasn't aware of this... Q: When can I use the trademark symbols TM, SM and ®?   A: Any time you claim rights in a mark, you may use the "TM" (trademark) or "SM" (service mark) designation to alert the public... Continue Reading

My Crack-pot Predictions for 2004

Posted by: leelefever on January 8, 2004- 4:00pm

Categories: business, community, politics


Now that’s 2004 I’ll go ahead and do my part in predicting what we’ll see in the year ahead. The predictions below are completely unscientific and highly biased… Weblogs will continue to grow in visibility (I know- no duh). But I think that we’ll see even more mainstream coverage- the Weblog phenomenon will grace the cover of a news magazine like Time or Newsweek- possibly based on the success of the Dean campaign.   This increase in visibility will cause many non-high-tech... Continue Reading

Making Your Business Click: New eBook

Posted by: leelefever on November 2, 2003- 4:00pm

Categories: book, business, community, review


I don’t think anyone would disagree with the age-old adage “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know�?. It applies across our business and personal lives- the one who connects the best wins. Using a network of people to your advantage is as old as business itself- a strategy that hasn’t changed much over the years. However, just recently, the networking landscape has changed significantly. The same principles of trust, communication and relationship building still apply, but the... Continue Reading

Banning Email is a Bad Idea

Posted by: leelefever on September 21, 2003- 5:00pm

Categories: business, email

Comments reported recently that the CEO of Phones 4 U has banned email in the office. "I saw that e-mail was insidiously invading Phones 4U, so I banned it immediately," Caudwell said in a statement. "Phones 4U staff have been told to get off the keyboards, get face-to-face or on to the phone to colleagues. While I can certainly see how email can waste time, this seems extreme. This CEO is throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Here are some things that I think are bad about a policy like... Continue Reading

What if Email Went Away?

Posted by: leelefever on September 15, 2003- 5:00pm

Categories: business, email


InfoWorld: E-mail's special power: September 12, 2003: By Jon Udell I really liked this article about email. Jon Udell asks what would happen if all email crashed- what would we use to replace it? By asking these questions, he helps to define the best uses of email. By looking at a world without email, we begin to see how other technologies like RSS, Weblogs, Instant Messaging etc. can fill in the gaps. But, most importantly, it shows what gaps cannot be filled. The result is what email is... Continue Reading