No such thing as spare time.

No such thing as free time.

No such thing as downtime.

All you got is life time.


   -Henry Rollins

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iPhone apps should also work in iTunes


First things first, Apple should change the name of the iTunes to iStuff, or something as equally incredibly creative as iStuff. Why would they do this? For the same reason they aren’t Apple Computer anymore. They’re just Apple; because they do more than computers. iTunes is now much more than music. As I spend more time on iTunes I was disappointed (but not surprised) to see that the...

RockMelt: A browser for Facebook


A short while ago I blogged about the increase in walled gardens online (much to Google’s dismay) with Facebook leading the way. The premise is that Facebook is becoming its own environment (much like the iPhone/app market)  and that Google doesn’t have all access to the content created within Facebook. (Facebook also offers text based advertising much the same way that Google does.)...

The iPhone; physical digital tool


Well. I finally did it. I was finally fortunate enough to buy an iPhone. I have been waiting for three things: my T-Mobile contract to expire the video camera functionality the iPhone to do all of this! While it doesn’t (yet) do everything listed in the link in number 3, I couldn’t wait any longer. I of course had to replace my wife’s old cell. If I didn’t, it would be...

When a Tweet isn’t a Tweet


I recently reviewed Twitterville by Shel Israel and in that book he mentioned the fact that Astronaut Mike Massimono did not physically Tweet from space back earlier this year. When I initially read that an astronaut was Tweeting from space, I like, most others wanted to believe that he actually pulled his mobile out (or at least his laptop) and typed up the message himself while floating miles...

Augmented Reality & QR Codes: Two Great Tastes that Taste Great Together


Above are graphics that are used to trigger augmented reality. The idea is to hold these up to your webcam while you’re watching yourself on your computer through a specific website and the item will come to life. (Video example below.) The first icon is from GE for their Smart Grid campaign and the second is from something Colle + McVoy are calling “Twaugmented Reality“. The...

Social Mobile Mobile Social Social Mobile


I read on TechCrunch a couple of weeks ago that 25% of Facebook users access Facebook via their mobile device. I then read this post from Merrit Colaizzi on the fact that mobile and social media are now a “hot couple”. I’m sure members of mig33 would argue that this has been true for a while but I think the point is, the mobile Internet is finally at a state where sharing items...

A Trip to Twitterville


This is my third book report and again, the spoiler alert is in effect. I recently finished the book Twitterville by Shel Israel who also co-authored a great book on blogging entitled Naked Conversations. Twitterville is well written and describes in detail much of the world that we are only now beginning to see. It reviews how businesses/people use the application and the diverse methods people...

Will iPhone Apps Replace Mobile Sites?


Businesses have been asking me (for a long time) if they should create mobile sites (WAP) for their business. I think they should be asking themselves if they should be producing iPhone applications instead. I believe that applications can provide a much better experience than mobile sites. I thought maybe mobile sites could be designed to behave more like applications; then I remembered that WAP...

I’ve got Soul, but I’m not a Soldier cont’d


My ears are still ringing this afternoon. Got a total of 4 hours sleep. I feel so young! The marketing side of me was watching last night as well and there were several things I’d like to see The Killers do to help build their brand. When I started going to concerts people held up lighters for some songs. Last night there were no lighters, only mobile devices being held in the air. I...

I'm an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. I also consult with startups and established brands. I'm currently focused on artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and culture. I am married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, biking, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive and/or surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and the art that tattooing has evolved into.