Apparently, rap music is dead or dying. Who knew. This reminds me of when the TV show Friends was coming to an end and I had never seen a single episode. Social phenomena seem to pass me by. Do they make summary compilations for people like me? Three decades of rap for the out-of-touch and clueless.

whipcoral_blog.jpgAccording to the Silicon Valley Watcher,  speaking engagements can be quite profitable.

Chris Anderson, the editor of Wired magazine and the author of the book about the “Long Tail” gets paid about $34K for a speaking engagement.

This should get Tom Slee’s knickers in a knot as he continues his critique of the book with his post The Long Tail 5 – The Producers. I especially like the Lonely Island case study because it makes me break out in song…. “Ronery, I’m so ronery”.

Subliminal Slots

February 28, 2007

CBC reports that Konami Gaming has slot machines that show subliminal winning messages:

The games flash winning jackpot symbols at players for a fifth of a second, long enough for the brain to detect even if the players are not aware of the message, some psychologists told CBC News.

Konami has made a statement that they will pursue legal action against CBC.