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Market Assessed Honestly

"The channel's new name is intended to suggest something that pops, or stands out from the rest. 'It’s something that rises above the noise … a one-of-a-kind maverick,' Schwartz told The Times. 'We’re going for a new audience that we are calling ‘the modern grown-up’ … people in their mid-to-late 30s that have pushed off emotional maturity.'" TV Guide, the channel that was always there, will become Pop, a channel that is still there.


The Case Against Saying Anything At All

What if academics followed the new model of @nfergus and @nntaleb and got paid based on #controversy and #engagement?

— Prof. Jeff H Jarvis (@ProfJeffJarvis) August 12, 2014

@ProfJeffJarvis is a long-running parody account that pokes fun at media pundit Jeff Jarvis, and the broader FUTURE OF MEDIA conversation online.

@lynnlayman @ProfJeffJarvis Thanks Lynn, "prof" Jarvis commits 3 fallacies, implies shouting truth => seeking controversy, not byproduct.

— Nassim N. Taleb ن (@nntaleb) August 12, 2014

Nassim Taleb is a philosopher, statistician, and public intellectual.


The End of Slogans

Burger King has a new slogan, and it sounds like nonsense: "Be your way." Be your way. Be… your way. What does this mean? It is not clear.

The last one was less confusing. Have it your way: "It" refers to "Burger King food." To "have it" a certain "way" suggests that it can be altered to align with special preferences. These preferences are yours. Have it your way. Burger King will change its food for you, a little.

Now, Be your way: Hmm. "Be your way" suggests that a person can "be a way." But this, like Burger King's last slogan, sounds peeved: "Have it your [...]