• Tempest In A D-cup
    My 16-year-old son Greg missed it. The Super Bowl halftime show was ...
  • Where Are All The Young Men Going? Think Perp Walk
    The Network Police busted Zach last night. It wasn't pretty. Six guys, ...
  • Back in The Ideal Demographic
    America's television advertisers lost interest in me two years ago, dropped me ...
  • The First Amendment Protects Telemarketers, Too
    When telemarketers call my friend Bob at home, he tells them: "I'm ...
  • What's Wrong with PowerPoint
    You've seen them, you've sat through them, and you've hated them. PowerPoint ...
  • The Bliss of Wireless
    “This is your version of crack cocaine,” says my friend Bob as ...
  • Climbing Mt. Rainier
    AdRelevance and Evaliant spent the last three years competing in the challenging ...
  • The End Of a Journey
    Yesterday Evaliant’s Web journey came to an end. As far as endings ...
  • A Media Quiz
    A few weeks ago this column’s media quiz received a surprising number ...
  • The Business of Selling Words
    Pat Sajak may sell vowels on “Wheel of Fortune”, but search engines ...
  • Household vs. Nation
    Each week the folks at BizRate send out their ecommerce scorecard. I ...
  • Picking an ISP
    I’m looking to make an intelligent, informed choice in picking my Internet ...
  • Peeking At Someone Else’s Email
    Peeking at someone else’s email is sort of like looking inside a ...
  • A Mostly-Sixties Media Quiz
    Ever wonder where the word "groovy" came from? How about "modem"? Take ...
  • “Who’s IMing Me?”
    The results of a recent study belie how kids use the Internet. ...
  • Approaching a New Watershed Point
    Michael Crichton called it the ‘watershed point’ - that moment in which ...
  • It Sounds Like An April Fool’s Joke, But It’s True
    I’m on a conference call, working on a deal that’s already taken ...
  • The Story of Todd the Chairman
    What really happened to all those people who jumped off the boring, ...
  • A Café in Carricou
    All of us Internet media people tend to take certain things for ...
  • The Crystal Ball Evaluated
    Almost exactly two years ago I wrote a column describing the state ...
  • Attack Of The Killer AOL Disks
    One of the obsolete meanings of ‘rage’ is ‘insanity’. Last night, on ...
  • Ghosts of Columns Past
    As this is an interactive vehicle, it has been interesting-and fun to ...
  • Upcoming Stories
    Michael is joking, of course, but here are some stories he imagines ...
  • We're Stuck in These Ugly Doldrums
    The folks at CMR have read the tea leaves, or whatever it ...
  • A Case Study in Web Advertising (Mostly true.)
    Product: Line extension of a well-known brand. Demographic target: highly upscale, professional, ...
  • Half Full or Half Empty?
    Year’s end is generally accompanied by feelings of ‘good riddance,’ leaving last ...
  • Be Careful What You Wish For
    At a recent industry holiday party, the host wished for 2002 to ...
  • The Taking of Midway Island as it Relates to Web Advertising
    Michael draws a parallel between Japanese Admiral Nagumo’s unsuccessful attempt at taking ...
  • National Forecast Month
    December is National Forecast Month. This year is almost over, say goodbye ...
  • A Few Good Words for 2001
    Michael's Top Ten List for the year that was. ...