Where’d Tech Go?

Every now and then the geek in me revolts… Since the dawn of the “Internet Economy” [yeah, I squirm when I say that, too] I’ve noticed an alarming tendency of mainstream news media and technology industry media alike to eschew reporting on...

The Business Plan

Most evenings these days find me writing, revising and polishing a business plan. I want to start a coffee shop. A roastery. I’ve long had a passion for great coffee, and some day I’d like to devote a significant chunk of my time and energy to it. My...

Papua New Guinea, Mile High Plantation, 00-01 Crop

What do you get if you blend the earthy body of a Sumatran with the mellow-sweet aroma of a Central American and the zippy briskness of a Kenya AA? Actually, you’d probably get the essentials of quite a lot of house blends. But you may be surprised to learn that you can find all of these characteristics in a single bean… a coffee from Papua New Guinea.

A bonus offline shopping story!

A bonus offline shopping story!

A bonus offline shopping story! On a recent trip to a real-world bookstore I found myself wandering in circles to find books related to typographic design. Books about Adobe Illustrator were in the “computers” section, on a shelf that was pretty much...
Just Say No…

Just Say No…

I’m a fan of Amazon.com. While I’m not happy with some of their business practices [like their one-click ordering patent — a headlock on the competition and a slap in the face of consumers at the same time] the online shopping experience...

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