The Main Squeeze had a slightly spooky moment when she opened her Instagram app this morning. Last night, she'd been noodling around looking for a holiday place to stay. Now, near the top of her stream, there was the exact same place she had spent most time looking at, in a "sponsored" post.

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A time to remember

I'm remembering a night at my grandparents' flat 60 or 61 years ago. It was a special occasion, a holiday, and the table was beautifully set, with white linen, flickering candles, glittering glass and silver. As the youngest son at the table. I had a special part to play. I did it, though I have no recollection whether well, and afterwards my grandfather handed me a small box. My first wristwatch. I remember nothing about that either, except that I proudly put it on my left wrist, as he had told me I should.

Little did I know, it was a trap.

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Getting paid for content

99% is crap, but what about the rest?

Cobey Williamson wrote a post on Medium that included this thought:

Content, whether via third party publisher or self-hosted, is the new advertising, created solely to drive customers to the point of sale. This is the future of professional content services.

Indeed.

So much of value is...

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It is a sure sign of my nerdish tendencies that when I see a news headline like this:

Disgusted With the USDA, Farmers Make Their Own Organic Label

All I can think of is this:

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Notebooks

My friend Jason observed, in a more general why-write-a-blog post, that a stranger in a strange land often writes, daily even, about "about all the new and interesting things that caught his eye". Over time though, and so partly as a result of familiarity and partly as a result of other things b...

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