'Really Bad PowerPoint'

After all the PowerPoint presentations I’ve lately seen at conferences, I feel compelled to hawk Seth Godin’s US$1.99 masterpiece Really Bad PowerPoint. It’s an electronic pamphlet (PDF) about what not to do with PowerPoint. It would be worth all the conference registration fees we’ve ever spent, if only presenters would read it. Among its common sense wisdoms:

SMS Access Revives Chinese Portals Finances

I’ve written elsewhere about the rise of multimedia mobile telephone access to the Internet and how online publications outside the U.S. are using SMS as a micropayment solution. The South China Morning Post now reports (requires paid access) that China’s three biggest portal sites are using those methods to revive their finances. Chinese government censorship of the wired Internet is ironically helping. More than 3,3000 cybercafes have been shutdown in the People’s Republic, thus many users are switching to their mobile phones for Internet access. China has more than 200 million mobile phone users, all with SMS, many with GPRS […]