Thursday, April 23, 2009

The sounds of Tech... Old tech that is! Enjoy.

The old equipment many of us cut our teeth on was heavy, had character (blue screens of death at the most fun moments) and made unique sounds. The original IBM 5150 Keyboard weighed 6 pounds and had a satisfying tactile click. And my Paper Tiger printer pounded out pages with enough noise to drown out low flying planes. While many of us looked to dampen noise someone has actually found a use for it. Enjoy this video.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Toby Jones is an INVENTaholic...

When you think BBQ do you think Foot Massage? Toby Jones does. His "Big Ass BBQ and Foot Massage" site/biz is a sign of his innovative self. I'll probably never go there, if it even exists, but I enjoy Toby's web commercials, website and have to admit his pros are kick'n too.

Stop by or his other site... for a great laugh and maybe even a tee shirt purchase.

This is the type of innovative marketing and business execution the major companies would never do. And I think it is exactly what we need more of. Imagine 10,000 BBQ and Foot Massage locations selling their "we'll fry anything for $5.99" goodness! Can you hear the economy beginning to move?

Small business need to be creative not only because they can but also because big business never will. Our only chance to reinvigorate the country is to encourage and undertake the work of small business. Kudos to you Toby! I'd tip my hat to you... but you might fry it. LOL

Keep up the great work. Everyone, let me know about other creative adventures you find. I'd love to see more.

Perry Kaye

Monday, April 13, 2009

High Tech from Cooper City Florida, YES!

We're not 'The' Silicon Valley. Our silicon is on our Atlantic Ocean Beaches. But we do have some Tech going on (between the sun and the waves). A startup, called Linxter, is adding Clouds to our beaches. Cloud computing that is. Here is info about their startup. It looks impressive and even visionary. And there are rumors that Microsoft and Google are sniffing around them too. Check them out here...

Press release hi here...

Monday, April 6, 2009

Your Chances are between Slim and None

Most inventions never make a penny. Which means, your invention's chance of success is between Slim and None. Not to say you should quit! I'm suggesting quite the opposite. Great innovation involves an awesome idea, time, luck and persistence. Unfortunately, most people just want to count the money. But an INVENTaholic, like you, knows that money comes much later in the process.

Because most inventions fail, you must fight failure by creating many inventions. As many as you can. See which innovations people gravitate to. Which are duds and which need work. The more the merrier. Keep making ones that fail until you find the ones that succeed.

Because chances being between Slim and None is far better than no chance at all.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Squeeze Bacon? Now we need Squeeze Lettuce and Bread.

This is a funny product/prank. "Squeeze Bacon" is made of 100% bacon? Who knows, maybe one day, 20 years from now, we will be bidding up vintage bottles of Squeeze Bacon on eBay. Real or imitation, it is still a bottle of fun to me.