Thursday, May 27, 2010

Frequently Bought Together

When browsing for items on, one is often suggested additional items relevant to their interests based on previous purchases by other users. For example, people who buy, say, the Chronicles of Riddick on Blu-Ray often buy Pitch Black on Blu-Ray as well. Or, say you were browsing books on cupcakes; you might be given the idea to also purchase a book or two on cookies.

This morning, while musing over the thought of a new electric kettle, I cam upon this suggestion:

'nough said I think.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

We will never hear when we are older...

Today, as I sat on the train going in to Boston for an interview, I heard the familiar...ra ra ra ooh lalala!! lyrics of Lady GAGA, at a pretty high decibel. Now, trains are loud and its difficult to hold a conversation, so I get the point of putting on tunes. BUT!! Really?? That loud! I could hear every word, every beat perfectly.

I am guilty of this but I've noticed lately that people are going overboard with headphones. I mean do you want to be like this guy:

I mean, in effect, we already are like him. We are putting speakers to our ears and then letting the world hear what we are listening too. I already struggle to hear low sounds, I can only imagine when I am like 30.

So, what do I think we should do? I have no real good thoughtful solution. I like loud music. I like going to shows and hearing the base and drums vibrant in my chest. I love yelling for an hour after because you can't hear yourself. It makes you feel like you did something, you went somewhere.

I do think though that when you are jamming out on your IPhone or your IPod, you really need to think of the people around you and this really is just to save face. Do you really want people to know that you are a big strong burly duder who LOVES the GAGA? Turn it down...just turn it down....