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Old Fashioned 101

Great little single-page website by Martin Doudoroff on the Old Fashioned: Circa 1800, the Cocktail was a “hair of the dog” morning drink hat tamed spirits with water, sugar and bitters (patent medicine). The late 19th Century expanded the use of the word “cocktail” to encompass just about any mixed drink. Show More Summary

Moviegoers flaunted their patriotism at 'The Interview' screenings

Not since Independence Day have you felt this much patriotism at the movies.

IBM Design Language

Words I never expected to write: Elegant, thoughtful, design guidelines and examples from IBM. Here’s a story by Larry Dignan back in March on IBM “betting on design”. I’m starting to believe it. ?

Horace Dediu Calls Apple/IBM Enterprise Partnership Biggest News of 2014

Horace Dediu: The recent apps release showed just how transformative this relationship could be. We were witnesses to apps which appeared to be designed for users[!] They were not designed for committees that prepare checklists of requirements. We...Show More Summary

Report: Global co-location industry soared past $25 billion in 2014

The global market for co-location services rocketed past the $25 billion mark in 2014, according to a new study of 1,086 data center operators around the world by 451 Research. The growth underscores the broader trend of organizations outsourcing more of … Continue reading ?

Best of wearable tech in 2014: Diabetes drives innovation in smart health

It’s been one hell of a year for the wearable tech industry. We’ve seen the comeback of virtual reality glasses, the emergence of more smartwatches and smartglasses, not to mention the various trackers for health and fitness that come in … Continue reading ?

Dustin Diamond of 'Saved by the Bell' was arrested for switchblade possession

It’s the latest controversy for the 37-year-old actor and sex-tape star, best known as class geek Screech.

The Year in Review and Planning for 2015

It’s the end of the year. This post is a reflection of the Collaborative Economy market and Crowd Companies in 2014, as well as a look towards what lies ahead. The Collaborative Economy was a leading business topic of 2014. Over the past year, the Collaborative Economy movement has gained more attention from mainstream media, [...]

The Jazz Age origins of the modern 'selfie stick'

The selfie stick, a sign of Western decay, is much older than we thought.

Sony Accidentally Funded “Rogue” Piracy Sites

Stopping money flowing into the pockets of 'pirate' sites has been one of this year's top topics, but it's something that's easier said than done. In fact, it's so complex that despite the company's best efforts, during the first five months of 2014 Sony paid for almost two million ad impressions on "rogue" sites. Show More Summary

This week's sponsor: An Event Apart

Thanks to An Event Apart for sponsoring A List Apart this week. Register now for AEA Atlanta, February 16-18.

Blogger of the Year

This is the time of year when I choose someone to be my Blogger of the Year. It's never been easy, because while there are a lot of people who blog, only a few meet two important criteria: They contribute themselves without a business model. Show More Summary

Opinion: Handicapping VMware’s bold new strategy

At VMworld 2014, VMware Corp. CEO Pat Gelsinger outlined a typically aggressive plan for the company’s post-hypervisor future, based on four initiatives:  software-defined data center (SDDC), the vCloud Air hybrid cloud, an about-face on open source including Docker, Inc. and VMware … Continue reading ?

Dutch museum uses smells to recreate celebrity deaths

“We all have seen the images of JFK’s assassination, but what did it smell like?”

7 Website Tips for Better Conversions

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Here are some easy tips to make sure your website can convert visits to leads. Proper Landing Pages Whether you are engaging in paid search, SEO or social media campaigns, it's crucial to make sure your ads, social posts, organic search results or any online promotion lead a click immediately to the proper page. Getting [...]Show More Summary

Find recommended Twitter accounts by category?

I love Twitter and want to follow more interesting people and organizations. How can I find a list of popular Twitter accounts? The post Find recommended Twitter accounts by category? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.

Geek Reading December 26, 2014

I have talked about human filters and my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my daily reading. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques. You will note that some of the formatting has changed, and that is […]

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