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Spoke’s email about Reconnecting, fails to

I just got the below email from Spoke.com. I like the message they were trying to send: “Reconnect & protect important contacts with Spoke”

Here’s where they started to loose me:

The cusp of a new year always provides great opportunities to reaffirm the relationships you’ve built over the past year.

Besides the holidays, December 26th is also Nation Thank You Note Day.  Use this opportunity to send a note, separate of your holiday wishes, to specifically thank your customers, partners, and colleagues for their support over the past year.

I guess I’m just confused why they are sending this now. Maybe it was timely back in December….

spoke.com email

Download the Entire Archive of Nasa’s Astronomy Picture of the Day

Download the Entire Archive of Nasa’s Astronomy Picture of the Day with One Command [via Lifehacker.com] http://bit.ly/h6bmZ3 #Space

As a society, it seems that Eduction in general is taking a financial back seat to War right now. Here’s a great ‘free’ eduction on Space via Photos

Gadget in, Gadget out

One of many resolutions this year:

Gadget in, Gadget out.

For every new gadget it get, I need to purge 1 or more which is ‘mothballed’ from the house.

Apple showing an uncivilized Side

David Carr with the New York Times had an article on May 2, 2010 entitled: A Lost iPhone Shows Apple’s Churlish Side.

Here’s an email I sent him with some of my comments & thoughts.


With respect to your recent article re: Apple’s Churlish Side

I agree that their visiting the suspects home was behavior befitting a more brutish, paranoid organization and the search and seizure at Jason Chen’s home has yet to be ruled legal or illegal. Apple’s positon on REACT likely fueled the legal effort.

I’m not making judgement yet but would encourage you to consider an update with a detail:


In light of this prior action my Gawker, I feel Apple has no choice but to assert itself as the iPhone 4G was second frontal assault by Gawker in a short time.

With both the iPad treasure hunt and the iPhone 4G in view, Gawker has crossed a line of journalist and headed towards facailating corporate espionage.

Some thoughts. Would welcome hearing from you.

Sorry for any typos, doing this from my phone.


WordPress is just swell

I remember back in the days of BBS systems. Everthing took forever to happen. Now, today, I want a blog, snap, it’s installed.