Nobody ever said anything about reading a book THROUGH its cover

Never judge a book by its cover, we are told from a very young age. (Marketers know better—consumers always judge a book, or anything else for that matter, by its cover.) MIT's Media Lab, in conjunction with the Georgia Institute of Technology, has developed a technology that will decipher text printed on the pages of … Continue reading Nobody ever said anything about reading a book THROUGH its cover

Even the non-recalled Samsung Galaxy devices pose risk to life and limb

First Samsung was forced to issue a recall for all Galaxy Note 7 phones due to faulty batteries. Then the government issued warnings to the public telling anyone who would listen that they should not even turn their Galaxy Note 7 devices due to the life-safety risks posed. But apparently the recall hasn't gone far … Continue reading Even the non-recalled Samsung Galaxy devices pose risk to life and limb

California Energy Commission’s new rules would impact desktop and laptop computers

New rules proposed by the California Energy Commission would require that both desktop and laptop computers use less energy than is required for current typical models, beginning as early as 2019. According to Reuters, the biggest impact will be on desktops and in order to meet the new energy requirements, it will add an estimated … Continue reading California Energy Commission’s new rules would impact desktop and laptop computers

An unlikely, yet completely authentic business manifesto: Let My People Go Surfing

Patagonia is a company I first learned about through my high school government teacher, who happened to have been a longtime friend of the founder of the company. The two had shared many adventures backpacking and hiking in remote locations over the years, and as my teacher at the time shared, the company's image as … Continue reading An unlikely, yet completely authentic business manifesto: Let My People Go Surfing

Basket-shaped building, former HQ for basket company, not finding many buyers

What must have seemed like such a good idea at the time—Longaberger basket company constructing a 7-story building in the shape of their flagship product—has made it very difficult for commercial real estate brokers trying to sell the building. It seems nobody wants to locate their offices in a giant basket. According to Bloomberg: The … Continue reading Basket-shaped building, former HQ for basket company, not finding many buyers