Saturday, September 22, 2007

LEIF EDVINSSON AT BLUE CHIP

Leif Edvinsson visited Blue Chip Café & Business Center on September 20. He was interviewed by TilliT (meaning "trust" in Swedish) TV. The interview was conducted in the form of a talking circle session with Mikael Engström (TilliT), Jack Johansson (AlltArMojligt.Nu) and Leif Edvinsson (UNIC). Leif Edvinsson gave the following comment:

Trust's happy live news is a new positive form of Reuters. (translated from TilliT's site, 09/20/07.)


[Editor's comment: It definitively is a great need for an alternative news source if you read about "Retuersgate"...]



Professor Leif Edvinsson received The Brain of the Year Award in 1998. Check out Tony Buzan's site for more information.

Have you read Corporate Longitude: What You Need to Know to Navigate the Knowledge Economy by Leif Edvinsson?

Friday, September 21, 2007

BLOGGER PLAY PHOTO SLIDESHOW

Read Philipp Lenssen's post, Blogger Play hows Random Current Photos.

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY AND AHMADINEJAD

Let "Ah-MAD-inejad" visit the Columbia University in New York. Give him a real history lesson and then... [Editor's comment: Please fill in the blanks and write a comment on what kind of treatment he should get.]

Violation


Related: My post, THE IVORY TOWERS ARE CRUMBLING AT COLUMBIA AND HARVARD.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

KAROLINA VUCIDOLAC AND NOSSO TRIO

Karolina Vucidolac and Nosso Trio did a great concert on September 14. They will play at Nefertiti again on Saturday.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

PHILOLOGIST MARINA IS HOT FOR WORDS

It is hard to write something positive on a day like this (or publish anything at all for that matter). It was hard to compile yesterday's post, but I had to do it.

I stumbled upon philologist Marina on YouTube. She is really "hot for words"....



Talking about positive stuff, here is a quote from TilliT's (trust in Swedish) web site:

We are a team in Sweden working for the big event for sharing happy news in the world at www.wangoteborg2008.com. We have now the opportunity to spread happy news all over the world on the World Press Congress in Gothenburg, Sweden, 1 - 4th of June 2008. (Tillit.info)


[Editor's note: Full disclosure: TilliT has booked office space at Blue Chip Café & Business Center for a period of time.]

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

REMEMBER SEPTEMBER 11 2001

Remember September 11, 2001. I will update this post during the day. Read my post, THE 9/11 ATTACK FIVE YEARS LATER.

Tuesday Morning


UPDATE:

Here is a quote from Edward Cline's post, September 11th: Six Years and Counting.

Today is the sixth anniversary of 9/11, a day that has become less a day of infamy in men’s minds and more of a fading memory, not only among politicians – most of whom, Republican and Democrat, are too concerned with how to best straddle themselves on the fence yet still look appealing to voters – but among most Americans. Most Americans are living now in the enfeebling purgatory of disillusion, mistrust, and moral exhaustion. (The Rule of Reason, 09/11/07.)


From Good Morning: Tuesday, September 11 by James Lileks:

Where were you when you heard? Are you tired of being asked to remember? (Buzz.mn, 09/11/07.)


Debunking the 9/11 Myths: Special Report - Popular Mechanics. [Via InstaPundit.]

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

QUECHUP AFFECT

I wonder that the members of the management team of iDate in Las Vegas, Nevada, were thinking they could accomplish by this kind of tricky and automatically "sweeping" invitation system. I am sure that their slogan ("stand out from the crowd") will be implemented by their actions, but I am not sure it will be positive reactions from other social networks around the world. I am guessing it will result in a negative "ketchup effect" and a backlash against them. This incident has given me food for thought and I will take this into consideration when we create our new Blue Chip business network online, including a community with a forum.

[Editor's note to my contacts in my Gmail address book: Quechup has automatically sent out invitations from my address book. I am sorry if I have caused you any form of inconvenience. I will contact everyone who replied to "my" email invitation and registrated at Quechup. It will take some time...]

Here is an excerpt from C.C. Chapman's post, Quechup Just Spammed My Address Book. [Hat tip to Barry Campbell.]

I got an invite to check out Quechup from a podsafe artist that I dig so I figured I’d check it out, sign up and see what happens. None us need another social network site, but I also think signing up for an account just to check it out is a good thing.

I had it check my address book and it found a whopping 2 people on the network I knew. I sent them friend requests and then proceeded to check out the rest of the site.

Fast forward a few minutes and my inbox starts filling up with auto return messages, out of office messages and all sorts of other things. I couldn’t figure out what was going on and it turns out that this system WITHOUT MY PERMISSION just sent invites to my whole address book. (CC-Chapman.com, 09/01/07.)


More reading material:

Are You Getting Quechup Spammed? by Pete Cashmore of Mashable - Social Networking News. [Via Mea Culpa. Quechup.com by Hugh Macleod of Gapingvoid.]

Quechup? No, Thanks by Anna Creech of Blogcritics Magazine.

Related: My post, FACING PROBLEMS AT FACEBOOK.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

CHICKEN SCRATCH AND MOO-HAM-MAD DOG

I agree with Howie of The Jawa Report. The Muhammad Dog sketch is more of a chicken scratch than a sketch of a dog with a face of Mohammad (read "Moo-ham-mad"). [Editor's comment: Please feel free to send me better sketches of the so-called the "last prophet of God". We have to keep the mullahs on their toes...]


[By Lars Vilks. Source: United Associations For a Free Iran.]

Here is an excerpt from Lars Ströman's (editorial writer of the Swedish newspaper, Nerikes Allehanda) article, The right to ridicule a religion.

"I think the drawings are good. But there is also a sense of fear here at the local heritage centre that it will lead to problems and conflict," says Märtha Wennerström, responsible for the art exhibition in Tällberg (SvD 21/7).
So art galleries are allowing themselves to be frightened by a diffuse threat. They are giving the message that it is easy to be frightened into silence.

The right to freedom of religion and the right to blaspheme religions go together. They presuppose one another. (www.na.se, 08/28/07.)


Related: My post, RELIGION OF PEACE.

UPDATE:

Related: Allen Forkum's post, Opus Akbar.



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UPDATE 09/05/07:

In the news:

Vandals burn copies of Nerikes Allehanda - The Local.

Swedish Muslim group plans to sue newspaper for Prophet Muhammad drawing - International Herald Tribune.

Lars Vilks has received a death threat from a woman on the west coast of Sweden - Göteborgs-Posten.

UPDATE 09/16/07:

Media and Prime Minister rally around cartoonist
- The Local.

Sign the petition, Support Free Speech, Support Lars Vilks.