MAKE leaving Sebastopol. But was it ever really there?

Dale Dougherty of Maker Media

Dale Dougherty of Maker Media


Maker Media leaving Sebastopol for Berkeley | The Press Democrat

I’m sad to see something as cool as MAKE and Maker Media leave Sonoma County. However, the unfortunate fact remains that, as businesses with eyes towards a national & international niche, neither Maker Media nor O’Reilly Media seem very invested in their surrounding communities in the first place. Regardless, I wish them the best of luck, and hope maybe we’ll see their influence back in Sonoma County some day. ~jake

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That Sinking Feeling?

Gold Standard Woes…

Ever get that sinking feeling that all is not well in the economy?
Me too.  Just one example:
New Cars Increasingly Out of Reach for Many Americans – Yahoo! Finance.

Another couple articles worth a gander:

http://www.ecominoes.com/2013/03/16-signs-that-middle-class-is-running.html

and: http://www.ecominoes.com/2013/02/the-definitive-bernanke-inflation-chart.html

On Not Being Anonymous…

Now, isn’t that interesting?
…whilst doing a little research this evening, came across an old “Watch Sonoma County” article whereby Tom Lynch seems to have invoked my name (is there another Jake who speaks truth to the West & Sonoma County power elite? – do tell).  Sensitive much, Tom?:

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Jacobi to challenge Carrillo for west county supervisor’s seat | Watch Sonoma County.

Cutting Prose?  Nom de plume?  Give me a break.  Buddy, I’ve been advocating and practicing being anonymity free on these here interwebs since before you became famous with a pile of manure.  That, and I’m not a hypocrite.

ps: I’m tickled about the big news.  If we all stay out of bar fights, it’s certain to get you & your bosses re-elected. Yet again. Or just maybe it’ll backfire.

Amazon Attempts Sonoma/Napa Local Deals – Fails.

"Amazon Local Deals" ...a $1 gift certificate?  You'll have to do better than that.

“Amazon Local Deals” …a $1 gift certificate? You’ll have to do better than that.

Like most of you, I don’t own a Kindle.

Here in the cradle of tourism, food, cycling and agriculture it would seem Amazon is having difficulty marketing to the local folks.

What else have you got up your sleeve, Amazon?