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Friday, September 24, 2004
 


London

1) One of life's simple pleasures is sitting in the top of a double-decker, right at the front, and just watching the city roll by.

At least, it used to be. I took the bus for the first time in a long time today and was shocked to see that there is now a nice big LCD screen covering most of the top front window.

Of course, this LCD screen is so stupid marketers can show you cheezy ads while they've got you captive. This is wrong-headed business thinking of the best kind. Alienating your customers by imposing massive costs on them (as the RIAA has so amply demonstrated) is not a source of long-term value creation. Consumers are not idiots.

2) I saw Lionel Richie in Knightsbridge today. And then I was humming 'Running with the Night' for like the next 3 hours.

-- umair // 6:13 PM //


Comments:

GREAT, Umair. Now I'm humming it, too. :)
// Shaula Evans // 6:26 PM
 

Tell me about it. I wanted to start singing 'Hello' as soon as I saw him, but his bodyguards were, umm, a lot bigger than me.
// Anonymous // 6:31 PM
 
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