Dec 22, 2010 by Aaron Rubman
2010 Predictions in Review
A year ago I made several predictions about how the online world of 2010 would shape up. As the year comes to a close I thought it would be a good idea to see how close I came to the mark.
1. Smart Phone Bandwidth will become more expensive
True! - In January, both AT&T and Verison redesigned their mobile pricing plans in a way that increased the cost of unlimited data, and in June AT&T did away with unlimited data plans altogether.
2. HTML 5.0 will become the de facto language for cutting edge …
Dec 22, 2010 by Zac Matthews
As a resident Pediatrician working in the Children’s Hospital Oakland Teen Obesity Prevention Clinic, Jenifer Matthews grew increasingly frustrated with her patient’s lack of access to fresh fruits and vegetables. So she decided to open a Farmers’ Market across the street from the hospital. Two years later, with the help of her husband, Zac Matthews (MB/I Web developer) and two Guerilla produce activists, Phat Beets Produce, North Oakland Food Justice Non-Profit was born http://www.phatbeetsproduce.org. The collective now runs two medical clinic based farmers’ markets, a youth-run school farm stand and nutrition hub, and a youth …
Dec 15, 2010 by Lindsay Gower
Ever seen a frustrated Mom try to get sense out of her tantrum-tossing kid? “Use your words, honey…”
Words. Use your words, people.
I just saw Powermat’s new commercial about their bleeping fabulous product. That’s literally the word used throughout the commercial: Bleeping.
That’s bleeping it?
It’s bleeping charging?!
All bleeping day long.
That’s bleeping magic!
Powermat is then proud to tag this juvenile dialog with: Powermat. Bleep the cords.
Let’s check in with people who have more respect for words, and for the intelligence of the English speaker, than do Powermat’s copywriters:
“Eschew surplusage.” Meaning we should shun or avoid, as something wrong or from a …
Dec 1, 2010 by Lindsay Gower
Welcome to December, the month in which we use a lot of words we never utter the other eleven months of the year. Let’s look at a few:
How we feel
Merry. Pleasing and delightful, marked by festivity or gaiety. In use almost 1,000 years! From the Old English mirige, meaning pleasant. After this month, will go dormant until the Merry Month of May.
Jolly. Full of high spirits, joyous, given to conviviality, cheerful. Another oldie, although only since the 14th century. From the Middle English joli, which itself probably derived from Old Norse j - the midwinter festival …