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From Macintosh to the iPad, the art of the interface: you touch them, they are yours (and you are theirs)

April 9th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Talents, Innovators

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis The launch date of the iPad is now behind us. It was more marketing hype; it was a societal event, just as the Mac, the iPod, and the iPhone were when they launched. Very few companies have managed this type of exploit so consistently over the last twenty-five years or so. The […]

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Dave Winer: “I’m a mystic about What It All Means.”

January 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Talents, Innovators

No Ars Poetica ever created poets. Creative writing classes rarely generate novelists. Do “how-to-write-a-post” recommendations work better? Yes, for posts that report industry messages (how to best sell a soap, promote or describe the latest and greatest products or trends, etc.) – i.e. when “blogging” is the expanded version of an annotated PowerPoint presentation, mini-tutorials, […]

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Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It’s Becoming, and Why It Matters

July 12th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Talents, Innovators

Just finished Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It’s Becoming, and Why It Matters by Scott Rosenberg ( the co-founder of It is definitely a must read. Writing present or quasi-present history is a difficult genre and any author will always be suspected of lacking the distance necessary to separate out the wheat from the […]

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Lunch with Sylvia Paull: When PR makes meaning

June 27th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

One of the email addresses that intrigued me the most a while ago was the one I received from I immediately thought of Schubert’s song based on Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona (“Who is Silvia”) and this is the only reason why I opened the message. Good that my love for music saved me from […]

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Ken Kaplan, New Media Manager at Intel: The PR Metamorphose

February 3rd, 2009 · 6 Comments · Talents, Innovators

Ken Kaplan is the Broadband and New Media Manager in the Consumer and Social Media Team, which is part of the Global Communication Group of Intel. He embodies a new generation of PR: “Today, PR is not about messages, although they are in there. It’s about telling stories that connect to trends and that are […]

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