Google Knol is now open to everyone. What is it? Find out below: The Google Knol Threat to Content Businesses — a Wiki Plug-in Might Level The Playing Field — Read/Write Web Knol is Google’s Wikia — Scripting.com Google Decides to Make its Knol Site a Moderated Wikipedia — Search Engine Journal Google Introduces the ‘Knol’ […]
Natural disasters aren’t usually a pleasant experience for those caught in the middle of it, but the quake which just rocked LA, shook Miss RFTC’s Twitter account for a whole another reason. Here’s what went down: This is what Miss RFTC twittered before the earthquake struck. This is when the earthquake struck. And that my friends, […]
Cuil, pronounced “cool,” is the latest word around town. Find out why: Cuil: Good, but not Great — ReadWrite Web Cuil Finally Gets Going — GigaOM Cuil Launches — Can This Search Start-Up Really Best Google? — Search Engine Land Cuil Exits Stealth Mode With A Massive Search Engine — TechCrunch Cuil Shows Us How Not To […]
Further proof that Ray Kurzweil is right on the money. Click here to read the article.
You feel that? It’s surrealism. Sitting here, typing this post about a man who I never personally knew, who most of America never personally knew, yet, who has inspired more than 6 million YouTube viewers in a single swoop of rarely witnessed authenticity. Professor Randy Pausch is that man and his breathtaking “Last Lecture” was that […]
I’m talking about Kurzweil. Raymond Kurzweil. And when I said everybody, I actually meant me, myself and I. But then, I sat down and thought about it some more, and found it fair to throw in a couple of neuroscientists, a dozen or more engineers, a spattering of anti-technology activists, and a hundred or more religious […]
Customers Are Always Right, Right? Or Are They?
There is a reason why the mantra, “customers are always right” or, “customer is king” is pounded into the heads of salespeople all around the world. It’s because customers are the lifeblood of every business. So, whether customers have earned the right to be treated like kings, or are certifiably wrong, is inconsequential. The didactic mantra stays.
I must admit though, that I had a problem understanding this when I tried my hand at being a sales engineer at Sennheiser. When faced with customers whose greed continually sought an accounting of varied proportions — often beyond the realms of what was reasonable — I suggested they buy from another company. I simply couldn’t afford the luxury of piling on more value and discounts than what my regional manager had instructed me with.
If I had stuck to the mantra, I probably would have been left with enough change at the end of the month to treat myself to a cheeseburger at Macs. I wasn’t going to let that happen. I wasn’t going to settle for anything less than a double turkey club sandwich.
A MODERN MAN
By George Carlin
I’m a modern man, a man for the millennium.
Digital and smoke-free; A diversified, multicultural, post-modern deconstructionist; politically, anatomically and ecologically incorrect.
I’ve been uplinked and downloaded, I’ve been inputted and outsourced. I know the upside of downsizing, I know the downside of upgrading.
I’m a high-tech lowlife. A cutting-edge, state-of the-art, bi-coastal multi-tasker, and I can give you a gigabyte in a nanosecond.
I’m new-wave, but I’m old-school; and my inner child is outward-bound.
I’m a hot-wired, heat-seeking, warm-hearted cool customer; voice-activated and biodegradable.
I interface with my database; my database is in cyberspace; so I’m interactive, I’m hyperactive, and…