The Difference Between “Proprietary” and “Open Source”

The Difference Between “Proprietary” and “Open Source”

In the internet world, there’s a strong polarity between companies that create “Proprietary” software that is kept secret, developed by employees and that you have to pay for and “Open Source” software that is written by contributors around the world and is given away.  Shawn Coyne authored an article on stevenpressfield.com, called The Bubble Men that pretty […]

Is Your Website Still Useful and Important?

Is Your Website Still Useful and Important?

For a couple years now I’ve been feeling the need to not promote building traditional websites anymore, but instead to help clients be part of the conversation around their product and let that lead them to what they need to do online. Back when we started building websites more than 13 years ago, they were […]

American Idol and ATT

American Idol and ATT

According to today’s Advertising Age, AT&T is embroiled in some potential controversy around American Idol and how many text votes it might have encouraged Kris Allen fans to send. According to a New York Times story citing the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, employees for AT&T distributed phones to folks at two finale parties organized by fans of […]