Prince. Pantone. Blockchain. Brexit. 1999.

‘Brexit’ is just one of the 5 things that caught my eyes and ears this past week that I wanted to share with you.


2016 is not turning out so well for great artists. Particularly those androgynous ones. Old news now, but Prince of course died on the 21st. So of course, I found a couple of great performances.

First, an awesome solo while on stage with Winwood, Petty and Lynn while paying homage to Harrison.  This is a great backstory to the performance.

And then, let’s not forget his amazing performance of Purple Rain in the pouring rain at Super Bowl XLI, with some commentary from stage management to give you some context.

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Turning The Tables

I recently posted this link to a group I belong to. It is about a robot that calls telemarketers and wastes their time. Until then, I had never heard of Jim Florentine, who is “human and wicked” … so much harder to scale – but well worth a couple of click throughs. Five of them in all. Thanks ‘Doc’.


How To Rebuild Journalism

A fascinating piece about – guess what – rebuilding journalism – by Dave Winer – if you don’t know who he is – you should demonstrate extreme inquisitiveness and find out.

This relates to this piece I published back in June

My Three Rules

  • What can be displaced will be displaced.
  • Nothing is sacred.
  • You are not special.