Friday, August 27, 2004

iPod+HP??

Tech's new frontier: Total entertainment / HP, Apple surprise industry with joint iPod deal

Hey, what's the name of your MP3?

It's the new iPod+HP!

Now that's a catchy name!

What was HP thinking!! I'm wondering if this has anything to do with the survey I completed on Yahoo! last week?

The survey centered around MP3's and customer perceptions regarding different brands (Dell, HP, Apple, etc.). Personally, I didn't know HP was putting out a MP3, and with Apple viewed as the leading innovator in the area, I can understand wanting to use the iPod name. . . but iPod+HP? I just don't get this. As part of the agreement with Apple, couldn't they have brokered the name HPod?

Anyway. . . I would like to see the results of the survey. . .

Thursday, August 26, 2004

The Olympic Triathlon

It was amazing watching Kate Allen (Austria) blast from out of nowhere onto the podium of the women's triathlon last night. I was really stoked that the American women were so strong, and although I'm a little disappointed Barb wasn't able to make the podium. . . the women had an incredible showing.

When someone is considered as much of a long shot as Allen was, it is always inspirational to see the underdog perform so well. I was so inspired. . . I stayed up to watch the men's triathlon broadcast live. Luckily, it started around 1 a.m.

I don't think of Switzerland as a triathlon powerhouse, but maybe I need to study a little more. Sven Riederer had a GUTSY run to hang in for the bronze. Greg Bennett was flying on the run, and I thought he might nab Riederer at the line. . . but it wasn't meant to be.

The triathlon is definitely an Olympic sport that should stick around for quite some time. To me, it is the pinnacle of athleticism. And even though this year was not as emotional as the debut in 2000, it was still one of the most exciting events to watch by far.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Top 50 Internet Marketing Terms for 2002

Top 50 Internet Marketing Terms for 2002 at www.marketingterms.com

Am I really this far behind the times? "Blog" was the most popular term on MarketingTerms.com in 2002!? Wow! I only wish the 2003 list was out so I could begin getting up to speed on what is going on now. . . 8-)