Monday, September 19th, 2005
Taegan Goddard launches a traffic drive.
Alexander Graham Bell’s original patent for the telephone was titled an Improvement in Telegraphy, which brings to mind Mark 2:21: ‘No-one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and so are the skins.’
Matt Welch listens to the world’s greatest deliberative body… mumble, stutter and drool.
Rereading Cluetrain yesterday, I noticed for the first time thesis #15: “In just a few more years, the current homogenized ‘voice’ of business’the sound of mission statements and brochures’will seem as contrived and artificial as the language of the 18th century French court.” The corporate “we” is dead. Long live you and me.
Bill meets Napoleon.