Saturday, January 19, 2008

10,000 steps

You've heard of 12-Step Programs. How about a 1o,000 step program? Sure enough there are such things and I've been giving it a try for the last week or so.

Friday, January 18, 2008

a latent canopy?

If a canopy is a "high overarching covering of branches and leaves" is there a canopy in the photo above? Or is it a pre-canopy or latent canopy awaiting the return of summer? Also found in my search for definitions of canopy:

Thursday, January 17, 2008

to create or vegetate - the generational factor

Let's say you've got six basic types of Internet users (creators, critics, collectors, joiners, spectators, and inactives) and you've got seven basic generational groups (kids, teens, gen Y, gen X, young boomers, older boomers and seniors). What's your guess as to how age impacts the way people use the Internet?

Well you don't have to guess because Forrester Research has checked this out and it's summarized in a beautiful graph in this Business Week Article.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

the power of archives

This is good news for those of us who seek to communicate via the Web and foster a sense of community with our stakeholders. Community newspapers have done this for decades. They publish news and feature stories about their readers and the readers do take notice, tell their friends and families, and clip the articles for their scrap books. The online version of this is the forwarded url, the blog mention and the profile links at MySpace and FaceBook.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

from 110 to 6 degrees

Just a few short months ago, on July 16, I was on business in Phoenix and the high temperature was 110 degrees. I wrote, "It is warm, but not really that bad. In fact I think I'll miss it a bit -- certainly this winter. I'd rather be too hot than too cold and the dry heat here makes the pools feel refreshing."

Tonight in Salt Lake the low is predicted to be 6 degrees. Cold, but just for perspective, consider the temperatures this time of year in Siberia. The predicted high in Irkutsk is 3 with the low to be -9. In Ulan-Ude the high will be -10 and the low -23. Novosibirsk will be a bit warmer with the high -1 and the low -5. Yes, these are on the Fahrenheit scale.

Monday, January 14, 2008

an oversight

I see these trees everyday, or at least I have the opportunity to see them, but I've rarely taken their photograph. The other day they seemed to be a little weary with me. "Hey, we're here in all our winter splendor. We see you looking over this way, but then do you ignore us. What's the deal?"

"Ooops. Sorry. You are beautiful. You deserve a shot, more than one. I'll do better. Thanks for letting me know."

Sunday, January 13, 2008

tree tree tree

I still miss Fred, and I guess I always will. But sometimes I see something that reminds me of him and the tree above brought to mind his song, Tree Tree Tree.

    Tree, tree, tree,
    tree, tree, tree,
    tree, tree, tree,
    Tree, tree, tree.

    We love you,
    Yes, we do.
    Yes, we do,
    We love you.

    Tree, tree, tree,
    Tree, tree, tree,
    Tree, tree, tree,
    Tree, tree, tree.