Archive | April, 2007

27 April 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Outsourcing my web development

I posted the job for the development of the Etch Connection site on two ridiculously useful sites: Elance and Scriptlance. Any technical stuff I need done, I just post a description and bids from developers around the world start rolling in. Similar to eBay you can see each developer’s history of projects, ratings, and comments […]

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26 April 2007 ~ 0 Comments

I’m here to help: Why you should use RSS

Click To Play If you read websites for more than 10 minutes a day, it’s worth setting up an RSS reader. The above video explains in almost insulting simplicity how useful this whole RSS thing is. Why obsessively check this site on an hourly basis when you could have the site come to you? Step […]

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26 April 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Go read it: brought to you by the letter l

Completely off topic, but I just have to share: You like well designed clothes? household items? artwork? jewelry? Then why aren’t you reading brought to you by the letter l, by the lovely and talented Lyn Dwyer (or Spataro if you’re into that whole patriarchal construct)? Lots of pretty pictures too. Just don’t ask her […]

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23 April 2007 ~ 2 Comments

Intellectual Property Rights Considered (This post: only for law freaks)

Threadless, Crowdspirit, Instructables, and Cambrian House Given that I will be dealing with designs submitted to The Etch Connection site and any future product design/development , I’ll need to figure out the best way to handle intellectual property (IP) rights. Here then is a quick review of how a few sites handle IP. (I will […]

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17 April 2007 ~ 0 Comments

How to set up your small business IT needs for next to nothing…

Given that I will be attempting to run this little project while in school, keeping on-going costs as low as possible is key. I will have no physical inventory and will be working almost exclusively online or on the phone. So my goal was to pull together a powerful set of software tools for next […]

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13 April 2007 ~ 0 Comments

What all companies should be doing.

Josh Bernoff, over at my fabulous former employer Forrester, is working on a book related to just about everything I am talking about here. He’s got a great post up laying out the major sections of Groundswell, which he is writing with Charlene Li. (Who I helped out with RSS research back in the magical […]

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13 April 2007 ~ 0 Comments

And the winner is…

Etch Connection. Or The Etch Connection. Either one, I guess. Beating out etchable by a solid 1 vote out of 12 – the competition was vicious and ugly. I’ll have to buy the winner a beer (Rob you can grab one of mine out of the fridge, thanks!) I own etchable.com too, so I suppose […]

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13 April 2007 ~ 2 Comments

Summary of Crowdsourced Innovation

Brilliant research by this Finnish fella. Exactly what I have been saying, but more… concise and professional-like. I totally buy into open and crowdsourced innovation, but, there is still a solid place for the old style. Case in point: iPhone, iPod, MacBook… really anything Apple does. It’s very secretive with it’s creations and generally comes […]

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