Archive for April, 2009

Fight arbitration

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Consumerist has been running a series of articles about the evils of mandatory binding arbitration. It’s worth reading a couple of these pieces.

MBA is a pretty simple example of behavioral economics. Once a company no longer fears being sued, they can screw the customers over with impunity.

Learn something new everyday

Friday, April 17th, 2009

My target market for Serendeputy isn’t me, it’s “Jen” a Gen-X/late-boomer who uses the computer as a tool, not a toy. So, most of the things I’ve indexed are more in line with her interests than mine.

I’ve seeded the site with sites that will appeal to Jen, including a ton of sites focusing on fashion. One of those sites (with the great name of Shopping is my Cardio) led me to Antler Magazine, a beautifully put together online magazine. The technology here is pretty impressive. I’d love to see Alan Taylor’s Big Picture in this type of a format.

I wish the newspaper industry would focus more on making incredible things, and less on trying to turn back the clock. But, that’s a separate rant.

This reminds me, I should get back to putting together the linky-goodness posts. I haven’t done any of those in forever. Bad Jason. I’ll see if I can get back in the saddle for that. After beta.