Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Staples, Outsiders, Future of the Internet, Fuji Trying to Smell Nice, and More
I got an e-mail from ZipMailUSA, another reminder of how an outsider (data base provider InfoUSA) is driving a use of print for direct mail for small business owners.
What will it take, I still wonder, to wake the commercial printing business up. Is the only innovation coming from outsiders, unbound by tradition and trade practice, free of a myopic love for the print process, and able to view print and its workflow differently that those who are immersed in it?
The Pew Internet Survey has released the second report about the Future of the Internet
Read the release http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/131/press_release.asp
Get the report http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Future_of_Internet_2006.pdf
Fuji is becoming a holding company and will be selling... cosmetics? Sure will! Conglomerates have a long history of flat, but predictable, underperformance.
Can we quantify online effects of print like this article attempts to quantify the offline effects of search?