Thursday, August 19, 2004

I was just listening to MarketPlace on Maine Public Radio and they were talking about Super Chefs. It seems that when Wolfgang Puck sold his pizza to another company, the quality suffered somewhat. That happens sometimes.

When I was working for LL Bean, there was a legend that Eddie Bauer had written to LL Bean after he had sold out to Spiegel. He warned Bean that if he sold to another company that his vision would be trashed. Seems he was probably right Spiegel filed for bankruptcy in the last few years and Bean is still expanding. That expansion in itself may not be in line with LL's original vision but that's another story.

Anyway I guess the point is that there is a reason people say selling out is a bad thing. On the other hand if someone wanted to use some of my art for some hyper commercial purpose and pay some obscenely large price, I'd totally be down with that.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

OK so you need to check out the Paper Napkin Blog.

Paper Napkin is an email service that will send an auto rejection to anyone who sends an email to See the website rather than sending an email cause the rejection note is there.