We have our own domain, industrial design CAD, point-of-sale packaging CAD, logo, trademark, patent-pending, working prototypes, and are currently under due diligence by some of the largest watch and fitness companies in the world. We *even* broke down and created a Facebook Page. Now you can “like” us. Lapview is a sensor that counts laps […]
This formula means 3.5 shots of gin and half a shot of vermouth over 4 parts H2O3 (water cubed = ice), finished off with three stirs (the 3×360°). source: Parker pen ran an advertising campaign in the early 1970s, simply showing a hand using a Parker Pen to write the following ‘mathematical’ formula on a […]
Nice to see both my current and former company working for the same mission. CrowdFlower is a “crowdsourcing aggregator” and Cisco is a “innovation prize”.
[via Slashfood] I eat a lot of fruit. What do you get when you cross a strawberry and a pineapple? A pineberry, of course. Pineberries are $4.50 for a 4.5 ounce bag, or about 88 cents per berry. This designer fruit — a hybrid that looks like a white strawberry with red seeds, but which allegedly […]
Some of you might know that some guys and I are building a watch to count laps for swimmers (www.lapview.com). Our small team at Lapview spends lots of time thinking about ways to measure information so athletes can improve performance. Personal metrics makes me think of the android character “Data” from Star Trek (pictured above). […]
“Ties are rarely laundered but worn daily,” the Department of Health said in a statement. “They perform no beneficial function in patient care and have been shown to be colonized by pathogens.” [via AP 9/17/2007]. Originally read in Superfreakonomics. Good reason to wear a tux.
I was a judge again this year at SJSU’s Neat Ideas Fair. It’s a student innovation contest that is open to the public. Two companies this year addressed a rising trend that I call micro mapping. “Kart Buddy” helps grocery shoppers create a route in the store matching their shopping list and “Airport Buddy” helps travelers […]
Google has selected the final 16 public policy ideas from their big ideas contest. You can see the full range of ideas here. This type of work is important to me because ideas frame our understanding of the world and drive our behaviors. The ideas that resonated with me are: encourage positive media depictions of engineers and […]
My personal interpretation of these customer adopted categories: Innvators – Got product free during beta test or soft launch Early Adopters – Overpaid and bragged about it Early Majority – Most folks Late Majority – Most folks Laggards – Heard about “hot new product” on QVC
I picked up a book today called Absinthe & Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously. It’s an exploration of a single, important question: Are people who take risks happier than those who do not? Bill says they are. I agree. What did not resonate. Bill Gurstelle is a fellow Minnesotan, but […]