June 2005

Serif v Sans Serif for print media

by Lee Hopkins on June 10, 2005 · 0 comments

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Thanks to Luc Devroye at McGill Uni and his great collection of typography links I was finally able to track down some research on font type and readibility/usability in print media. He pointed me to Kevin Connolly’s thesis at the University of Calgary on legibility: “Legibility and Readability of Small Print: Effects of Font, Observer […]

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EPIC 2015 – WOW!

by Lee Hopkins on June 10, 2005 · 0 comments

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WOW!!! I’ve finally taken 15 minutes out to watch what everyone is talking about. This is AMAZING stuff! If you have any interest in how technology and new media will change the way we interact, you need to watch this. Phenomenal creativity and intensely thought-provoking. There’s a shockwave version of EPIC 2015 available – you […]

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Steve Rubel has an interesting find. He’s #3 on Google for ‘Kensington Locks’. Who are Kensington Locks? The locks that the majority of laptop owners around the western world use to secure their laptops — and there’s a video doing the online rounds showing how to break a Kensington lock really easily, with just scissors, […]

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Debbie Weill has a great post today on her interview with GM’s Gary Grates, VP Comms for North America. “Bob Lutz, our 73-year-old vice chairman, was on a plane coming back from Europe when he started writing a response to some posts about GM he’d read on other blogs. He said, ‘What do I do […]

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Great post from Kathy Sierra over at Creating Passionate Users on being better at something and getting a buzz from being better at it. She points out that what matters in business is not what you sell, but what you teach. Teach people about your product and/or industry and they will want to engage more […]

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Blogging: an heretical question

by Lee Hopkins on June 7, 2005 · 0 comments

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Hmmmm…… Something’s been tugging on my coat sleeves this past few days and as much as I try to ignore the intrusion, it just won’t go away. It all started with a few comments on the IABC Cafe about blogging and comments and visitors and lurkers and re-invention and ethics and issues an’ stuff. Then […]

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According to this PR piece from Reachon.com, email has exceeded the phone as a favored communication tool for work and play. Findings show: 20% stated that checking emails first thing in the morning delayed them taking kids to school on time, 26% stated that they made it to work late, 15% stated that they checked […]

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Thanks to Neville Hobson for this. Northwestern University conducted a very large survey of U.S. companies, looking particularly at the link, if any, between organizational culture and financial performance. This was no simple survey: A total of 110,000 surveys, with three dollar bills attached, were mailed to prospective respondents in the 100 markets involved in […]

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Well, the flu is on its way out of my system (slowly, slowly…) so I have had the energy to put a new podcast together. Edition 9 is now ready for your perusal! At just a shade over 12 minutes long, its full of great info on how to identify some organizational communication barriers and […]

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Nova Spivack’s ‘Minding the Planet‘ is a fascinating read when you have a spare 5 minutes or so to consider all that he writes about. Researchers in Europe have created a massive computer simulation of a universe so that they can study black holes, etc. All of which makes me wonder if we are in […]

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