I have overheard the damnedest stuff while working in coffee shops. I’ll be writing away while the person at the next table is bellowing into his phone that of course we’re going to win the contract, we’ve paid off the right people and it’s in the bag, and if Martin doesn’t think so then no… Continue reading Better late than never
Sure, Satan has a huge comms budget and a clear motivation to spend it. On the other hand, the contract negotiations are brutal. “I’m a little troubled by this language right here referring to my immortal soul…” “Eh, that’s just boilerplate. Not to worry.” “So you won’t mind if I strike it out?” “I WILL… Continue reading Sympathy (and an invoice) for the devil
Hair of the Downward Dog that bit you?
I love drawing Aileen et al. Love it. But when it comes to my own cartooning, I can be a perfectionist. That nose doesn’t look quite the same from frame to frame? That hand isn’t working exactly the way I’d like it to? Put on another pot of coffee: it’s gonna be a long night.… Continue reading The devil you (now) know
We’ve all been there: WiFi that defies connection, usually at the very moment you need to post, edit or delete something right now. If you’re a professional communicator in the digital age, Internet access is non-negotiable. You can’t leave yourself (or your employer, or your clients) to the tender mercies of coffee-shop connectivity. For employers… Continue reading The high cost of connectivity