Thinking About Twitter

I just want to get this on the record about Twitter before they release their earnings next week. Even though they seemed to have lost all of their potential buyers Twitter will not go away. It almost certainly will become less valuable from a stock or purchase perspective. It has already become less interesting from a content perspective. And it’s less effective as a marketing vehicle. But it will become more of a utility, or even a social media commodity that gets ported through different networks or systems. And may even get purchased by a large Asian telecom company. So don’t delete your account yet. It may be useful for something in the future.

Are you coming home?

Last night when I arrived at the airport in Boston, the first thing my Uber driver asked me when I got in his car was “Are you coming home?” I simply responded, no. But my first thought was that he was taking me to a hotel. Not many people really live in hotels anymore, do they? Oh, and we got lost too, after the GPS directed us to the hotel loading dock. He was unable to find the front of the hotel without my help.

It’s Habit Forming

They say a habit is built after 30 days, and I don’t really know who they are. But this is day three of me recording my daily thoughts and it is already serving it’s purpose. I have so many simple thoughts that I want to capture that I had to create a separate place to start listening ideas.

This was meant to be a collection of observations, thoughts and a bit of a public journal and I seem to have the cheese that after only a few days. Now the challenge is to put a bit of structure around it and decide how to formally present it. Stay tuned.

Surprised by Another Kind of NC Barbecue


Barbecue is a big deal in North Carolina. And for the uninitiated, barbecue is a noun, not a verb. It always pork, and it is prepared in a specific way. The thing is, there are two specific ways: Eastern NC style and Western NC style. And most varieties of both are smoked over hardwood.

There are three main differences between Eastern and Western style. Eastern NC barbecue is made by smoking whole hogs, while Western NC barbecue is made by smoking pork shoulders. Eastern NC is chopped and Western NC is usually sliced. And finally Eastern NC sauce is vinegar-based and Western NC style is more likely to be a tomato-based. Continue reading “Surprised by Another Kind of NC Barbecue”

New Daily Thought

This is a new daily thoughts feature that I’m doing on my blog. It’s longer than a tweet but shorter than a normal blog post. So much of what we share on social media channels are links, rather than thoughts. This is an attempt to change that and share some of my daily thoughts. I’m also usually creating these by voice to make it very easy to post them every day.