Notes in Used Books

I recently purchased two stories by Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep and Farewell, My Lovely. Two stories, one book. Keep in mind that these stories are quite old. Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888. In 1946 The Big Sleep was adapted for the big screen, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Farewell, My Lovely is on my list, but so far I’ve only finished The Big … [Read more...]

Verizon: SugarString failed; We’ll take AOL

Verizon is acquiring AOL for $4.4B. So even though SugarString failed – Verizon's tech "news" site where reporters were expressly forbidden from writing about American spying or net neutrality – it now owns The Huffington Post, TechCrunch and more. Major conflicts of interest? I'd say so It'll be a challenge for reporters at media outlets within AOL to argue that they'll in no … [Read more...]

Speak, Memory: Lucky Me


Editorial IV was born out of pure, unfiltered frustration. I felt trapped. My back was against the wall, so I reacted. It turned out to be one of the most important and impulsive decisions I’ve ever made. Since then, I’ve developed a deep sense of trust in my impulses, my instincts. They take care of me and I continue feeding them. I’d arrived in New York a year earlier, … [Read more...]

Make Believe

My friend Nick Lang and I filmed this from a Brooklyn rooftop with a DJI Inspire 1 video drone. He branded it with my company logo and we added Ella Fitzgerald's rendition of "It's Only a Paper Moon." Nick is an incredibly talented drone videographer and is helping push the limits of what is possible with video. You can follow Joseph McKeating on … [Read more...]

Kickstarting the Statue of Liberty


What’s old is new. Crowdfunding, micro-donations, content marketing, the sharing economy – these are some of the hottest buzzwords in the technology industry right now, but they’re just modern re-workings of old ideas. In my lectures on content marketing, for example, I always use The Furrow as a case study. Non-farmers are unlikely to have heard of The Furrow. It’s an … [Read more...]