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Consume *this*. (06/04/22)

Back in 2018, I stayed in Prineville, OR for a night on the drive between Montana and California (and back). Prineville was known for building data centers. Is Polson the new Prineville?

Random thoughts

Out and about today.

Just a plug to learn more about my next project.

Enjoy the weekend!


Articles (and emails)

Google struggles to explain how it is merging Meet and Duo. (pxlnv.com)

Hangouts was finally deprecated in April after years of promises to migrate to Meet and Chat. After Duo’s discontinuation or rebranding — whatever you want to call it — it will mean Google will be left with just four communications apps plus the entirely separate chat feature in Google Photos, down from six or seven just a couple of years ago.

Wow, what a cluster.

Or, maybe Google and its customers are just that expansive they need different brands for different audiences?


What comes after Zoom? (Benedict Evans)

I think this is where we’ll go with video - there will continue to be hard engineering, but video itself will be a commodity and the question will be how you wrap it.

User experience. Messaging. Positioning.

Listen to the pain in your customer's voice. Then alleviate it.


Classmates wouldn’t sign his yearbook. So older students stepped in. (The Washington Post)

It made me feel like there’s still hope. Not just for Brody, but for humanity.

Wonderful story.


Podcasts (and videos)

5 things every landing page should have. (Flux Academy)

Clear value proposition. Very strong call to action. Keep visitor focused. Visuals. Customer success.

All good. I'd add impactful typography and speedy load times.


Your definition of "sales" is wrong. (The Futur)

We all have some negative connotations of selling.

I was taught to never sell products or services. Sell trust. If you can sell trust, you can sell anything.

Caveat: I'm not in Sales. I do believe everyone is a salesperson.


Investment firm is considering Polson for a new data center. (Montana News)

The tribes are interested in the jobs the [data] center could provide locals.

Back in 2018, I stayed in Prineville, OR for a night on the drive between Montana and California (and back). Prineville was known for building data centers. Is Polson the new Prineville?