Subject: Gleanings: happy everything
Gleanings is going to be even more sporadic than ever, what with holidays popping up ever couple of days and startling folks, and my husband lurking around the house startling me, it’s all I can do stop eating and type something… more regular schedule to commence with the new year.
The Edgewater Technology Shooting:
Offices Closed, Prayer Service Planned
IRS Dispute May Have Triggered Killing
Pud of fuckedcompany.com fame is leading a fundraiser for the families of the victims. This page currently replaces the normal FC homepage:
The Gateway That Got Away
“The computer maker has sunk millions into bad investments, but it still reports skyrocketing income. Just how much of those earnings come from actual computer sales? Wall Street is starting to wonder. ”
BECAUSE PETS CAN’T WRITE: “Marketers and children alike have watched the strange story of the Pets.com sock puppet for more than a year now. Although the company it represented may have folded months ago, the sock puppet has reached a strange new zenith. The cotton canine’s memoir hit bookstore shelves just in time for the holidays but too late to function as the “marketing tie-in” that Pets.com originally created it as. Stranger still: A claim from the book’s publisher, as well as the puppet’s publicist, that the puppet is real and wrote the book himself. Which leaves us to wonder: What did they put in the Kool Aid?”
Evhead: Pricing Matters.
I’ve been thinking a lot about pricing lately, and the statement above is
inline with my intuition (and experience) on the ever-tricky issue. It also
brought up a lot of thoughts I’ve been having about pricing and assumptions
that are often made about what does and doesn’t work on the web…