Entries in Internet (6)
"All too many of today's Internet buzzwords— including "Web 2.0," "Open Culture," "Free Software" and the "Long Tail"—are terms for a new kind of collectivism that has come to dominate the way many people participate in the online world. The idea of a world where everybody has a say and nobody goes unheard is deeply appealing. But what if all of the voices that are piling on end up drowning one another out?"
The first paragraph of an Op/Ed by Jaron Lanier that appeared in WSJ a few months ago, you can read it...here.
By now you have hopefully noticed that at Strada we always have a different perspective, and most of the time we don't report the news, unless it really captures our attention for some timely/relevant reason.
As we say: "Passion in everything that we do. We don't follow, we lead..."
We always go the additional step to transform the intersection of data and information into insight and knowledge. We make an effort to communicate the knowledge, to connect the dots. In addition we constantly urge you (our readers) to be your own individual editors (arrive at your own conclusions, make your own decisions, be the individual that you are).
It would be foolish to think that we succeed every time, or that we have all the answers. Hopefully we instigate, and provoke a thought process that raises the intellectual curiosity, the level of knowledge; while providing automotive intellectual sustenance.
If at times you think that we stop short, you would be correct, we do stop short. On the premise that our readers can formulate their own individual conclusions. If anyone wants to discuss it further we always invite comments, and make it a point to reply. Yes..we have had some fascinating comments and discussions.
By now you know that we also make it a point to have fun....while expecting our readers to partake in the fun, and enthusiasm.
After a wonderful warm summer...we welcome to that last few months of reality in 2010....
Lets make some Vroom in the Vroom Room, enjoy the Caffee Latte.
No secret that we were supporting Corvette at LeMans, and we were bitterly disappointed. Did you notice the novel campaign from Audi to increase their Twitter followers?
If you watched the habitual F1 parade in Montreal, did you notice that certain drivers were on a mission to reinforce their personal brand? Need we say much more (use your imagination to fill in the blanks).
All these presumably cool companies that get it, and have a Twitter logo on their site or blog, if anyone communicates with you through Twitter, ideally you should respond. Yes we agree that you really don't know who is trying to engage with you, its seems unrelated, perhaps you even missed it (how could you). By not responding lets just say that you instantly don't look too smart.
In case you missed our thoughts on Canadian Sales...here they are.
By now we all know that downtown Toronto will be in "lock down mode" with the upcoming G meetings, and its going to cost an obscene amount of our money. You have to wonder why the mainstream media is on a mission to remind us on a daily basis.
Canadian families are pressed for time, has anyone noticed how most folks drive these days? Its actually pretty good that we reach our destinations. Can you go anywhere in a major metro area without enduring some form of traffic congestion? Want to share your thoughts leave a comment.
Think about this...if you have the possibility of straddling a motorcycle during the week, and going for a ride on a road less traveled its a genuine luxury these days...consider yourself very fortunate...in your case life is good.
You may have missed our Racing Moments on Twitter...its here.
The thought of the day...if one generation is increasingly depended on electronic devices to remain connected, compared to a generation that was dependent on the automobile to remain connected and mobile. Is there a possibility that the budget for the automobile will be affected and altered by the budget for the electronic devices. Care to share your thoughts?
Stunning motorsports photography from John Thawley.
Thought provoking article by Nicholas Carr "Is Google Making Us Stupid?"