Mobile Websites Are Not Mobile Apps

Mobile apps, mobile coupons, mobile websites, mobile rankings…. Holy hell, you might be thinking, I can’t keep all these mobile things straight. Sometimes when marketing companies promise clients a mobile app it’s a bit of a misnomer, which certainly doesn’t help with the confusion. Mobile websites, which are now referred to as responsive websites most…

Stories: Anatomy of a Fiction Hero, Part 2

In part one I gave a few examples of different types of heroes and how they play out on screen (or on the pages). But what makes a good hero, or for that matter a good villain? Some villains are great at making us grind our teeth every moment they’re on screen (Dolores Umbridge). When…

This Amazon Book By… Who?

James Altucher wrote recently about how one of his books was plagiarized on Amazon. (Newsletter only, so no link.) He’s had it up on the site for some time, but someone from Bangladesh was able to copy the whole book, create an author account using James’s name in all caps (and use their own name…

The Evolution of Food and Brain Power

Some point around the Paleolithic period early humans started using rudimentary tools. I like to imagine someone getting angry and throwing a stick at a tree, accidentally knocking fruit down and realizing, hey, that’s a cool trick. We may have slowly gotten smart enough to try things like that, and reveled in the ability to make fire.…