Welcome to another installment of TGIF, I do hope the week has been kind to you and that it has left you with a warm glow and good news to share. If not, and you had a bad week, have an especially good weekend, and treat yourself to a couple of your favourite things. If your week was boring, then consider parachute jumping this weekend, it is the perfect antidote!
Without further ado…
Stuff I really liked this week…
“We are all shaped by the tools we use, in particular: the formalisms we use shape our thinking habits, for better or for worse, and that means that we have to be very careful in the choice of what we learn and teach, for unlearning is not really possible.”
Otherwise, I’m excited about the first liquid water possibly having been found on Mars.
The Wii balance board project, I love the footage of the guy surfing Google earth.
Marvel’s “Create your own superhero” website.
I return to Engrish.com once in a while and spend a long time there, priceless stuff.
“Scientists build to learn; Engineers learn to build”. (F. Brooks)
“If you cannot describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing”. (W.E. Deming)
“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all”. (P.Drucker)
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler”. (A. Einstein)
“No great marketing decisions have ever been made on quantitative data” (John Scully)
In Sweden the @ is called “snabel-a” wich means a “trunk with an a”.
Marketing in media began in the 1450′s (Gutenberg’s moveable type leads to flyers and brochures)
1864 is the earliest recorded use of the telegraph for spam.
E-commerce began in the 1970′s.
The floppy disk was patented in 1946 by Alan Shugart
Microsoft is the biggest developer of Mac software outside Apple
Favourite footage for this week…
51 Cool Marketing & Advertising Ideas, excellent!