Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

One might say that the true subject of the horror genre is the struggle for recognition of all that our civilization represses and oppresses.
Robin Wood British film critic

Entropy Gradient Reversals

Scream III

Well, Sports Fans & Valued Readers, it turns out I'm giving a talk in Denver on Friday (11/6/98) at the Rocky Mountain Internet Expo. Here's how it's billed on their site:
Scream III:
Horror Stories From the World Wide Web

Technology and implementation issues often crowd out all others when companies construct their web strategies. However, these are typically not the greatest challenges facing such projects. While technology is clearly important, expectations and assumptions about the medium itself -- and the qualitatively different type of market attitudes it has spawned -- are far more likely to determine failure or success. Understanding these differences doesn't involve rocket science or academic handwaving, yet these surprisingly simple lessons are too often learned the hard way.

The speaker will share his personal experience of some costly failures -- with emphasis on how not to replicate them -- and provide successful counter-examples that are winning over whole new markets.

Yeah, yeah, OK, so I wrote that myself. But I haven't yet figured out what I'm actually going to say. I hate this.

I'm feeling more than usually cantankerous today because a dozen people just unsubscribed from EGR, ostensibly in reaction to that last thing I sent around suggesting we should all wear ape suits for John Glenn's return from space. Jeez, people have no sense of humor at all anymore! However, maybe it's just that they expect greater substance. You know, some of that penetrating punditry and laser-like analytical insight I'm supposedly so famous for. God, I hate this.

But having demonstrated the bad judgment to sign up for this speaking gig, I guess I have to say something to this crowd. And it probably can't be the usual "korporate websites like suck, man!" I guess I'm going to have to see if I can say something a bit more cogent this time. Needless to say, I hate