Day: October 9, 2007

“I won’t let Yahoo! invest any more money in consumer inconvenience.”

That’s what Ian Rogers, boss of Yahoo* Music, said to Digital Music Forum West last week. Here it is in context.

Ian Rogers: I’m here to tell you today that I for one am no longer going to fall into this trap. If the licensing labels offer their content to Yahoo! put more barriers in front of the users, I’m not interested. Do what you feel you need to do for your business, I’ll be polite, say thank you, and decline to sign. I won’t let Yahoo! invest any more money in consumer inconvenience. I will tell Yahoo! to give the money they were going to give me to build awesome media applications to Yahoo! Mail or Answers or some other deserving endeavor. I personally don’t have any more time to give and can’t bear to see any more money spent on pathetic attempts for control instead of building consumer value. Life’s too short. I want to delight consumers, not bum them out.

Someone buy that man a pint.

* Sorry Ian, I don’t do the bang.

Books To Go

Very clever. Natty bookshelves that become easily transportable, with books, with a few twists of a screw.

Books To Go

(Hopefully Rose won’t be one of those arsehole designers that doesn’t get WOM.)

Cleaning the Paris Sewers

Apparently they used to shove a big wooden ball down there and let the water pressure push it along the sewer, until it and all the gunk it caught up in front popped out somewhere. I’d hate to have that coming at me Indy-style!

Sewer Ball