Monday, March 23, 2009
The GranTurismo has a price tag of $298,800 Australian Dollars. While this seems good value compared to the Ferrari 599 GTB at $650,000 I can not in all honesty see me driving round in a sparkling Maserati in this lifetime. I can still dream though.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I stumbled across this video on the fantastic Engadget site. I highly recommend subscribing to this feed.
Friday, March 13, 2009
After three months of back and forth communications and consultation the changes were agreed and implemented.
Oh, I forgot to mention, there were a handful of department heads who never provided comment for feedback during the entire process.
Changes go live and guess who were the first to raise issues about how they were not happy with the outcome? Their information is not visible enough or it is not accessed the way they want and they would like to get some changes made.
Now this is not the first time this has happened and I know it wont be the last. I am sure that many reading this post will have had the same or similar experiences.
I am starting to believe that a better way of doing this kind of work might be to 'Just Do It' using best practices, rules of thumb and good intentions and then wait for the valuable feedback and advise to pour in. The process might be way different but the outcomes will be the same.
Do I sound bitter and cynical? I bet some of you project managers and project methodology experts are shaking your heads disapprovingly. Truth be known, I will never make major changes to any navigational or functionality facets of my site without first trying to gain feedback from all interested parties. But jeez louise its frustrating.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
One thing that strikes me with all new and emerging social media tools is that rules of use evolve which the majority seem to follow. But then someone comes along, breaks the rules, and either makes a fortune or just makes a difference through their nonconformist ways.
The catalyst for this posting came from a blog entry I read this morning on Mashable '5 People Who Broke the Rules of Social Media and Succeeded' again, well worth a read if you are interested in the phenomenon that is social media.
BTW, Mashable is a fantastic source of the latest news, views and ideas in the world of social media. It has an RSS feed available that I highly recommend.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Bound to cause much discussion, this new direction my be the way of the future where control over brand and comment is left solely to users.