To: faithful listeners
Subject: Gleanings: A Fly on the Wall
My glassdog “overheard” came in the email inbox this morning with quite a few funnies, including this one
“OVERHEARD for Monday, July 17, 2000
The Setting: The DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles)
The Players: Guy in line two people ahead of me and woman with the DMV
The Witness: I was further back in line
He said: I wish for once in my life, going to the DMV
would be an easy thing rather than hard.
She said: You don’t understand at all sir. This is the DMV.”
Designing a General Solution to the Problem of Text Input in Small Devices
The Register: This music will self destruct in 5 plays: RIAA looks to the
The RIAA tries to pitch its system as a positive move for “future on-line
music commerce,” but there’s a more ominous quote a little further down the
food chain: “Very soon, license terms will be associated with the digital
information asset itself, and content protection technology will require that
consumers comply with those terms.”
Advertising Age: 3-D or not 3-D that is the question.
Top dogs at Bombay Co., Home Depot and Target Stores’ Target.com echoed that
sentiment at a National Retail Federation conference late last month. They
told attendees at the San Diego gathering about their lack of enthusiasm for
adding 3-D and streaming video options to their sites.
Advertising Age: Latest Web strategy spreads Levi content.
Levi Strauss & Co. is experimenting with an Internet marketing approach that
refashions the World Wide Web with the emphasis on “Wide.” In a new fall
campaign for its high-end Silver Tab line, Levi Strauss plans to develop more
than a dozen Web sites that interweave stories of the journey of three
and yet you can’t buy jeans on the website. more on levis
Darwin: From August 2000; Scaredy Pants