Writer makes e-book free online with ad support

Ron at GalleyCat mentions Kevin Kelly is offering a third edition of his True Films book about the history of documentaries as a free e-book with optional ad support. That means those who download the book will have the option of whether to view the ads, which appear next to the book's content. It's an [...]


Del Toro on torture porn

In case you were looking for more reasons to admire directory Guillermo Del Toro, here's his opinion of the "torture porn" genre: "’s dehumanizing, and nothing works if there’s no human empathy. All the suspense is completely empty if the characters are not human." Comes via a longer interview/feature on The Orphanage, which he produced.

Site Blather

Not the only blogger on Brandweek

Over at OTD I put up a short piece about the other bloggers - in addition to myself - the Brandweek team has tapped to contribute to the magazine's website.


Should I watch the new season of Lost?

I never watched Lost after I missed the first dozen or so episodes and then got intimidated because I wouldn't know the back-story. I caught the occasional episode while in various hotel rooms and such, but only recently rented Season 1 on DVD. I watched the three-season recap that ABC put on their website, but [...]

A Brief Digression

The house that Obama dined in

My buddy Rick Klau recently made the move to California from Naperville, IL as part of Feedburner's acquisition by Google. At the time I don't think the full impact of the housing crunch was being felt, but it kicked in about a day and a half after he put his Naperville house up for sale. [...]


Music of the Day: Eric Clapton – Bad Love

Eric Clapton's 24 Nights concert album fueled much of the writing and such that I did over the holidays. It's really Clapton at the height of his powers - Young enough that the energy was still powerful and yet old enough that he knew how to channel it. "Bad Love" is one of my favorite [...]


Brandweek taps the blogosphere for opinions and perspective

A few months ago I got an email from an editor at Brandweek asking if I would be interested in contributing an occasional op-ed to the magazine's Website. Always being interested in finding new and interesting outlets for my thoughts and seeing Brandweek as the opportunity to reach a large new audience, I jumped at [...]