Greetings loyal readers,
There are the fun and cool scavengers that get to be in nature documentaries, like the hyena and remora. Then there are the creepy and much-hated scavengers, like the rat, vulture and weird guy with glasses straps and stained monochrome T-shirt you always see in the bargain sections of bookstores, studying huge hardcover books like "Gulches: Long Holes of the Southwest." Me though, I'm going to go with the zombie as my favorite scavenger. Partly because they're awesome (I sure do love a good zombie movie), but also because they make their living off the brains of others, which is just what I'm about to do. Below are few links to articles I've found, accompanied by neat little summaries.
The Good Enough Revolution: When Cheap and Simple Is Just Fine (Wired) Long, but a really interesting article about how being cheap and "good enough" is outpacing quality in revolutionizing the tech sector and the world as a whole. The article would be of special interest to those involved in computer promotions, but definitely I think there is also some wisdom there that could be applied to a lot of other promotional programs.
New or Must-have Kitchen Equipment (Food and Wine) Food and Wine magazine's Web site has about a half-dozen mini-guides to new, interesting or simply excellent kitchen utensils. Since the holiday cooking season is quickly approaching, I thought a few of you might want to check them out if you were thinking about that type of a promotion.
Exploring the site on your own is probably the best way to find all the lists, since they're kind of tucked all over the place, but here are a few I liked:
-Must-Have Baking Tools
-Kitchen Tools Guide
-Kid-Friendly Kitchen Tools
My third story is about a recent lead-poisoning incedent in China as a result of careless manufacturing practices (AP). What it's about is pretty self-explanatory I suppose, but it does provide some seriously large and horrifying numbers. I don't really like to be a Debbie-downer, but the issue of safe manufacturing practicing is something everyone in this industry needs to be paying attention to.
Until next week!
CHARLES PLYTER FACT OF THE WEEK: It's possible Charlie is secretly an ice hockey fan. He took great delight in explaining an obscure Marty McSorley [link] reference to me earlier this week, which seems like a pretty big clue. I'll be honest, I don't know if I'm ready to work with an ice hockey fan. I'm just saying, if someone is entertained by the sporting equivalent of rolling boulders down a hill and seeing if they break anything, it makes you think about them differently is all.