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Monthly Archive for May, 2010

Honda 1 : Nike 0

Twitter went nuts over the last few days about the full-length-feature-version Nike World Cup ad. This one. But I just don’t get it. It’s the same old Nike formula. Yes it’s an epic. But it’s not “epic”. Yes I smiled at the Homer Simpson / Ronaldo vignette. Yes (big fucking surprise) someone managed to get […]

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I want someone to mock me, to kick my ass, to make me feel stupid. So said Jasper Westaway of Onedrum.com at TechCrunch Edinburgh on Wednesday last week. He was talking about the value that good product marketing people bring to tech businesses, and how difficult they are to find. But the principle applies to […]

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I fell head over heels in love with each of my children from the moment they were born. They were beautiful because they were mine. But other people’s babies have never really done it for me. Babies per se are not beautiful. I can empathise with the cocktail of emotions experienced by new parents, and […]

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God I was looking forward to reading this again. I don’t know how many years it is since I first read it but my abiding memory was of general originality and awesomeness and a vague recollection of a surprising twist in the tail that I just didn’t see coming, the exact details of which I […]

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