The BBC is running a story on the effects of spam on kids. As a father of a 13 year old, I can report that the next generation is probably going to leave email to the side. Weblogs and Instant Messaging are the tools of today's kids. Christina only occasionaly uses her hotmail account to exchange messenger screen names :) Now if you'll please excuse me, I'm off to add another 3 inches to my girth...
Jeff Jarvis coins it best: "The cursor will kill cursive"
I must admit that I like the idea of roadmaps. A fine choice of noun for what otherwise would be called strategic plans I presume. But that sounds too "ad-agency" like. Roadmap clearly connotates that this thing has been gone over with a fine-tooth comb, and everyone who knows the area(s) agree on the final results.
Let's be honest, I have yet to question the accuracy of any road (or aviation) map. People trust maps. Maps are good.
However, I really must question the use of a roadmap. For how many "real" men do you know who admit to actually using one when en route? I certainly won't cop to it. When I'm driving I don't look at the map, I don't ask for directions. I'm a man dammit! No, I don't want to stop at that gas station and ask for directions either. Thank you all the same.
So I wonder, are Bush, Powell and Blair manly men, or will they wuss out and actually follow their roadmaps? They certainly know how to smoke their own dope, that's for sure.