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Random motes

by henrycopeland
Tuesday, January 6th, 2004

A friend and his son play the (old): Game of Life: “I take a chance at becoming a Millionare Tycoon and put all my money on 6. I spin. Unbelievable – 6! I win! Alex does not take it well – goes off to his room and makes an angry sketch of me and puts it on his wall.”

Hugh MacLeod writes: “All products are information. The molecules are secondary.”

Shhh! Don’t tell Ken, but he’s sliding back to regular blogging. Just a sip a day.

Today in Jeff Jarvis’ comments, I coined “adparatchik,” meaning an ad industry functionary beholden to the reigning command-and-control mythos and high-margin apparat of TV and print advertising. (Maybe I’m waxing nostalgic for Budapest?) Anyway, Google says there are no prior instances of adparatchik. It gave me a good chuckle, but I won’t hold my breath waiting for the word to get used again.

Finally, an interesting article arguing cow’s milk is linked to diabetes and cancer.

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