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2006 March

March 2006

Scoop! redux

by Lee Hopkins on March 30, 2006

in miscellaneous,tools

I forgot to tag three others to continue the meme: Neville Hobson: Tag! You’re it! Allan Jenkins: Tag! You’re it! (Dad with a new kid on the block — congratulations!) Jack Vinson: Tag! You’re it! Technorati: scoop!, Jack Vinson, Allan Jenkins, Neville Hobson, Philip Young Related posts: Scoop!, A prayer required for Jenkins’ Lady, He’s […]


by Lee Hopkins on March 27, 2006 · 8 comments

in miscellaneous

  At the delightfully fragrant request of Andrea Weckerle, I have flatteringly been asked to contribute to Philip Young’s meme-athon. Whilst not a ‘true’ journalist, per se, I still feel that the erstwhile intergalatic traveller, Ford Prefect, qualifies, because of his extended entry about Earth in ‘The Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy‘. “If you were […]

A snippet rather than a clipping

by Lee Hopkins on March 26, 2006

in Uncategorized

Adelaide’s own ABC radio station now podcasting I notice that even our little old local ABC radio station is podcasting. In a conservative town, with a conservative broadcaster, it is refreshing to see the use of new media. Now, if only businesses could be encouraged to join in the game… Technorati: adelaide Related posts: Psychology […]

I apologize…

by Lee Hopkins on March 26, 2006

in miscellaneous

I apologize to the regular readers of this blog. Due to various pressures I have been a little ‘light on’ for in-depth blogging of late, relying on ‘clippings from the BetterComms garden’ as a way of staying in touch. I’m very late with my own podcast, my reports for FIR get to Shel and Neville […]


by Lee Hopkins on March 24, 2006

in miscellaneous

RGJ.com: Mall hopes WiFi gives it an edge — put one’s hands together in front of your chest and pray that someone in Adelaide gets the idea. Fairly frightening what a committee can invent – “Say WA” What the? 18months and 32 people to come up with “Say WA”. You have to be joking! Sorry, I’m Not […]

Which car best describes you?

by Lee Hopkins on March 24, 2006 · 8 comments

in miscellaneous

I’m a Ferrari 360 Modena! You’ve got it all. Power, passion, precision, and style. You’re sensuous, exotic, and temperamental. Sure, you’re expensive and high-maintenance, but you’re worth it. Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz. Hat tip to Bruce.

[Update:] Great OneNote template for diary management – download link at the bottom of the page, along with a link to a great streaming video explaining how to install and use it. Thanks, Doug and Tracy


by Lee Hopkins on March 23, 2006 · 4 comments

in miscellaneous

Clippings and comments about stuff, including FIR#121

On editorial butchery and epiphanic moments

by Lee Hopkins on March 21, 2006

in miscellaneous

That fabulous doyenne of Torontorian communication, the Divine Miss P, has once more highlighted the importance of knowing your audience. Using an example of beautiful sentences full of glowing words that get butchered by client managers, I can empathise. Like Donna, words for me are like a breath of one’s soul — reading back a […]

On OPML and XML and Darwinian evolution

by Lee Hopkins on March 21, 2006 · 4 comments

in miscellaneous

There’s an interesting discussion starting up over on Shel (the more handsome one)’s blog. It concerns OPML and what use it is for communication.