A Good Laugh at Microsoft’s Expense, Part II Three minutes of quick video entertainment awaits you. What if Microsoft redesigned the iPod packaging? Watch here. This could be any big company, not Microsoft. Makes you really realize how much “less is more” in terms of product design and packaging. Like Google. Thanks to Frank Addante from StrongMail for turning me on to this clip. See Part I if you want another quick clip about punishing developers for buggy code.
In From the Perimeter I’m at the Direct Marketing Association’s annual massive trade show (DMA*05) in Atlanta. While there are lots of things to potentially blog about, I think the most interesting one is the simplest. When I started attending the DMA’s shows six years ago, the only interactive marketeing companies who exhibited were email vendors and the occasional sweepstakes company — and any interactive marketing company who did bother to show up was relegated to a small booth space in a corner of the trade show floor, away from the real action. A friend of mine once told me it was easy for him to hit all the email guys at DMA — just walk around the perimeter of…