I remember a time ago when the marketing innovators were high-fiving the ability to send fax messages automatically and en masse. You could key in a bank of fax numbers, load your fax message, go home for the day, and revel in the comfort of knowing that your missive would soon land in the hands of a populace with an unquenchable thirst for your product. (more…)
A few years ago, over the July 4th holiday, and in the midst of my freedom-reflecting, somehow I found myself immersed in an Andy Griffith Show marathon. One great episode led me anxiously into the next. I was totally mesmerized. It’s amazing what one does with idle time on his hand.
These are different times. Once upon a time there were warning signals that your world was about to be turned upside down. There was writing on the wall, smoke in the air, dead canaries in the mine. Unfortunately, there are few harbingers in these different times.