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Uncategorized Posted Jan 4, 2005 by metropolis

Pubs and PR

Here’s another guest entry from my colleagues Chris Carleton and Randy Wambold, based on their December London trip. Part of the fun of traveling abroad is being reminded just how much of what we take for granted in the U.S. is specific to our culture. Stereotypes in both directions end up making for some entertaining […]

Uncategorized Posted Dec 29, 2004 by metropolis

Picture This

A picture is worth a thousand words… Validating the truth behind that old adage is the site for Best of Photojournalism 2004. Among the most respected technology leaders in photography contests, it’s “designed by photojournalists for photojournalists…and annually attracts tens of thousands of entries from photojournalists, photo editors and web editors from leading media around […]

Uncategorized Posted Dec 28, 2004 by metropolis

2005 Awaits…

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” — Edith Lovejoy Pierce (Poet b.1904)

Uncategorized Posted Dec 22, 2004 by metropolis

Phish for Breakfast

An enlightening story from my partner Chris Carleton… Some folks have a warped definition of Holiday Season Spirit…and my wife and I just got a dose of it. We experienced our first phishing expedition. With billions of dollars of holiday shopping underway, the pond is surely stocked for this kind of nefarious nastiness. It came […]

Uncategorized Posted Dec 16, 2004 by metropolis

London Calling

I’m honored to have a series of guest entries from my esteemed globe-trotting colleagues, Chris Carleton and Randy Wambold. Take it away guys. As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Clash’s eponymous debut title, CHEN PR has shown our respect by doing some London Calling of our own. Well that’s not exactly what prompted […]

Uncategorized Posted Dec 10, 2004 by metropolis

We Love Our NetBeans!

We are tickled to have played a small role in helping out that inspiring godmother of bloggers everywhere, Sun’s MaryMaryQuiteContrary. Every Friday, Mary gives away free stuff and we happened to approach her on just the right day with an idea that needed a home. We’ve had the honor of supporting Sun’s NetBeans project forever. […]

Uncategorized Posted Dec 3, 2004 by metropolis

“Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Alva Edison

Uncategorized Posted Dec 2, 2004 by metropolis

Stunt Marketing — Over Easy

My husband has gotten me into the habit of reading The Boston Globe obits. A November 17th obit for Sandy Giampapa, “Idea Man at Noted Publicity Firm,” caught my eye. It outlined the well-lived life of a principal at Boston-based Publicity, Inc., where Giampapa had had the same business partner for 58 years and worked […]

Uncategorized Posted Nov 23, 2004 by metropolis

Exclusives and Embargoes and Onlines – Oh My!

Exclusives are simply “a euphemism for a story I don’t want to write….Don’t try to dress up a piece of non-news as an exclusive,” advised Paul Roberts, an IDG News Service correspondent, when asked recently for his perspective on this common tactic. Paul Gillin, editor in chief for TechTarget, was a tad more direct: “In […]

Uncategorized Posted Nov 14, 2004 by metropolis

Another Firefox Zealot!

So rarely does anything in tech these days warrant the term “phenomenon,” but Firefox surely does. CHENer Kevin Kosh has been raving glassy-eyed about Firefox for quite some time now and I finally decided last week to see what all the fuss was about. And now I know. I haven’t been so in love with […]