Insignificant details

We hired a professional photographer this Christmas and he almost lost our business. My wife is one of four kids. One of those kids has four kids. We have a kid. Another sister has two kids. There’s a lot of us. And this Christmas we finally had most of us …

All the president’s Tweets

THE president’s dearest supporters and bitterest opponents are united in their wish that less attention be paid to his social-media habit. Stephen Miller, a policy adviser, and Sarah Sanders, the press secretary, have tried valiant defences, but many Republicans prefer to feign ignorance. Some of Mr Trump’s critics detect a …

9 chatbot-building tools

In 2016, Facebook launched its Messenger Platform, a business-to-consumer oriented chatbot-building platform that you don’t need coding experience to master. The latest version, Messenger Platform 2.1, released in July 2017, provides natural language processing to automatically decode message text into useful data so the bot has a more effective understanding …

Everything I know about marketing I learned from the 1990 movie “Crazy People.”

For many many many people, the term “marketing” is interchangeable with words like “spin,” “flim-flam,” “malarkey,” and of course, “bullshit.” You can’t really blame people who think this way. A huge amount of marketing is reality-ignoring bullshit/spin/hokum/snake oil. This fact — that marketing is mostly poppycock — is the foundation that the movie Crazy …