One for the iTunes geeks

In the flurry of web surfing following Christmas Day, I noticed this interesting little article. In it, John Masone explains how you can create a web remote control for iTunes. Sure it only runs on Mac OSX but it just goes to show the lengths that people will go to when they love a device, a technology or...

Seth’s Seminar

Hey … sorry I missed this earlier, but I have been on holidays catching up with the family. I just had a quick look at Seth Godin’s blog and saw this. It is a day long seminar hosted by Seth Godin in New York. And while I would love to attend myself, I am guessing my boss would be reticent to pay the US$1650 + airfares etc for one day. BUT …...

Sleepers Almanac

In a time when publishing houses are closing their doors and going for the safe option, it is great to see a duo with a passion for language and writing bringing some exciting new writing into the world. I only just found out about Zoe Dattner and Louise Swinn’s Sleepers Almanac, and while I like the idea of the almanac (especially its title “The...

Groovy Girls

Remember when you were a kid and there were toys that really linked in with the way you saw yourself? Looking back now, I could see that these were toys that had a story that I could understand, but also a story that I could make my own. But these days, I look around and see toys that want kids to be something else. They are not so much about story – just...

Ever Pulled a Pig?

There is much to be said for uncovering the truth. A buddy of mine runs a boutique agency specialising in regional marketing. They have just released a new TVC for the Steel River Brewery (another story in itself) in Newcastle, New South Wales. By working closely with the brewery, they have come up with a new beer brand and a campaign that is going to get...