Lisa Thorell: Hi Michael! Wowza- still in Tokyo! Amazed and jealous. Yes- simply horrible about Leonard. When James tells you the story, why, its rather gross...stuff of these terrible sensationalist TV crimes shows we have here in the US. And James- nearly finished my guest blog (really really- 1 day way) so I can start the spaghetti & python project. (Actually doesn't that sound like an interesting food dish?) I dunno..when i do get anywhere both programming & James, strange things happen...;-)
Michael Turner: Yep, still in Tokyo. And, rumors notwithstanding, Tokyo's still here. Just sent you a long-ish e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, I hope that's right, and tell me if there's a better address. I started googling about Leonard's case, read a little, then stopped: I just want my memories of him, few as they might be, because they are all good ones.
Lisa Thorell: Okey-dokey. Got both communications and read. Yes to all! I publish too fast. I have typos and worse - true. If you contribute to Wikipedia, then that is enough as I know their standards are quite high. I have occasionally peeked under the covers to read the back-office edits and was even more amazed at the wealth of knowledge and editorial in-fighting going on.(Take a look at the topic: SaaS). Feel free to forward any of the PR/Branding work you've been working on. Having just finished this in-depth piece on the Netflix $1 M Challenge alongside related research, I am becoming a firm believer that a field rapidly taints itself with insiders and outsiders are in better shape to come up novel and breakthough thinking. This is especially true for fields where there is a weak peer review system and no use of scientific method - uh, too often that is marketing. Come to think of it, I believe I once heard Jimmy Wales opine that he wanted PR/Marketing people banned from Wikipedia. ;-) I'll continue more in email. ;-)