Google’s New Design: White and Black and Red All Over

When I was looking for our friend Chad Hogg's Lehigh University profile, I discovered that in addition to the fancy schmancy black Google bar, the search pages now have a red text motif and look streamlined. They even have new icons. Observe: I've decided to call this Google Wolfpac. Yes, Mom, I'm 31 years old … Continue reading Google’s New Design: White and Black and Red All Over

Beat Your Strip Malls Into Greenspace: A Suggestion for Failing Suburban Markets

I used to work for a mutual fund company, but I'd never say I'm an expert on the economy.  If you want to wax nostalgic with me about a time when money markets were paying more than .01 percent, I can handle that.  If you want to talk about Series 6 and Series 63 licensing … Continue reading Beat Your Strip Malls Into Greenspace: A Suggestion for Failing Suburban Markets

The High Cost of Cheap Goods: Going to Hell In a Hand-Held Device

Three Pillars Trading Company is a client of mine. I'm producing blog articles for this fair-trade, sustainable import business, and from time to time, I'll be sharing pieces of them here. My first post at Three Pillars is about the disgusting conditions that factory workers in Shenzhen, China endure while they put together our computers … Continue reading The High Cost of Cheap Goods: Going to Hell In a Hand-Held Device

Brother, Where Art Thou on Craigslist? (A Post About Word Processors)

A few days ago, I wrote: "If you’re roughly my age, we may share some of these academic distinctions: last or close-to-last class of students to attend various Cold War or pre-war era schools before their 90s and 2000s-riffic renovations. (Elementary school, high school, college) last or close-to-last class to take a typing elective where … Continue reading Brother, Where Art Thou on Craigslist? (A Post About Word Processors)