Friday, March 30, 2007


On the Road Manuscript #1


Thomas Hawk

Bravo! Great shot, cool story. Thanks for sharing.

"When you talk to Sweeney the people of bluer blood will understand, whereas if you talk to Stuyvesants, the Sweeneys won't listen - you can't lose by saying so Sweeney understands." Leo McGivena

Tell it to Sweeney is a lesson from the founding of America's first tabloid. The grandson of the Chicago Tribune founder noticed how difficult broadsheets were to read on New York's crowded rush hour trains. This single obvious observation led Joseph Medill Patterson to launch the New York Daily News in 1919. Combined with the new smaller form factor was a fresh new approach to writing, speaking to the working class using tight, crisp, familiar everyday language. It was a lesson that served us well, many decades later when we "refreshed" the sound of 1010 WINS radio in the city. Relate! You can't lose by saying so Sweeney understands.

"The only thing that can stop a good viral idea is when it runs out of population" Sean Parker Taken from Sean's conversation with Michael Arrington. Read what the co-founder of Napster and Plaxo and founding prexy of Facebook is up to with his latest endeavor, Project Agape, here.

"People come back to places that send them away" Dave Winer. Journey to places online that you would not otherwise ever find. It's a favorite waste of bandwidth. It's StumbleUpon. It's fun. Oh, the places you will go. Check it out here.