I had the good fortune to attend a talk given by Jaron Lanier, the author and innovative digital thinker, at SFAI the other week. In between blowing on a succession of weird and wonderful ethnic instruments, he gave a fascinating talk about the theory behind his new book, Who Owns The Future?.
We’ve got a talented bunch here at Godfrey Q and Partners, and we’re always happy to celebrate their individual passions. With that in mind, we’re delighted to be featuring the photography of our esteemed IT Manager, Doug Frost, on the walls of the agency
I’m not going to go about trying to explain to you the many traits or trends considered signs of a hipster because some hipster sitting in the ferry building on his MacBook air already beat me to the punch.
Black magic. Liquid crack. Java. Or simply: the great motivator. All around the globe, people look to beat back the nature of the dreaded AM. The ad agency is no different. In fact, it’s safe to say that our shop runs on coffee.
The recent toe-curling self-promotional rap film from Sapient Nitro has traveled ‘round the business like wildfire: “Working hard day and night and coming up with big things” is just a sample of the lyrical flow that won’t be giving Eminem any sleepless nights.
Brit Madmen vs. American Madmen – Eight differences
As an English Alien of Extraordinary Ability who’s worked in a couple of San Francisco agencies over the last few months, I thought it was a timely moment to record my observations on some of the cultural differences.
The misconceptions of China's Internet and its users
Some might be under the mistaken impression that China’s Internet landscape is a rigid maze of red-taped barriers filled with dutiful automotons, constantly toeing the party line. While it is true that Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and numerous other western sites are blocked here, China’s Internet community is as vibrant as it is large (450+ million).
What the Chinese government demands of content hosted in China, licensing types, and figuring out if your company needs an ICP license.
Every year, our team in Asia develops and distributes dozens of websites and applications for various markets around the Asia Pacific region. Most of the time, the online materials we produce are created in English before being translated into other languages.
The biggest threat to a small business will come through its computers
I was shocked when I learned that small businesses are more at risk from cyberattacks than they are from all other forms of loss. Combined. Fire, flood, armed robbery, locusts, rogue mimes, Jay Leno…each of them is odious, but even in the aggregate they represent less risk than the losses that can result from inadequately protected systems.