The Makings of a Dinosaur

The other day I was reading in Cnet about the post laptop era – as evidenced by the crowd at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin Texas. The participants at at SXSW roamed the streets with their iPads and smartphones setting up meetings, arranging dinner dates and texting each other ad nauseam with ...

Bunking In With Teddy

I admit there were times I wasn’t really all that confident we’d enjoy our recent Caribbean cruise as much as we normally do. Part of the problem was that we were going to have two year old  grandson Teddy sleeping in our cabin. As I saw it there were a few problems with this arrangement: ...

True Celebrities

Celebrity Cruises has a theme that they’ve used for years – that the guests on their ships are like celebrities in their own right. Slogans like “We treat you famously” or “Starring you” have been coined to get this point across. I suppose the Celebrity marketeers believe this, but after our 10th Celebrity cruise (and ...