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Rob Cottingham
Vancouver, Canada
Communication strategist. Speaker. Cartoonist.
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And we're all the richer for it, Arjun. Here's to the next 10 years!
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2013 on A decade of blogging! at Arjun Singh...
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That's gorgeous. But for me the big news is the colour named "Bobby Shaftoe" — a great character from Neal Stephenson's novel Cryptonomicon (subtitle: "Hope you like multi-page interruptions in the narrative where I go on at length about the finer points of cryptography and mathematics"). (I in fact did like those multi-page digressions.)
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Thanks for the kind words, Dan - I'm glad you liked the cartoon!
Thanks for sharing the cartoon, Gerd - I'm glad you liked it!
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I'd be happy to give them my digits. Well, one of them, anyway.
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I just heard the news. Congratulations to you... and to Intel Capital!
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2010 on Surprise Plays, and Changing My Jersey at Christine
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Thanks for posting this - I haven't been able to attend, and it's been a source of frustration, so even a vicarious visit is much appreciated! Re. "I'm not sure why a syndicated cartoonist would bother with a fan convention, since their market is newspaper editors, not individual readers" - It's true the immediate market is newspaper editors, but a dedicated (and growing) fan base has to be a selling point to those editors.
I got a Kindle a few years ago for my birthday (thanks, Alex!), which came complete with the qualms you mention, but which was also easily the best reader I'd seen (especially among those that would speak to Macs). I haven't started it up once since I got my iPad. The iBooks, Kindle and Stanza apps really are that good.
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Can't think of a single gouda reason for it. None have oc-curd to me, anyway.
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2009 on links for 2009-11-10 at My Name is Kate
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It's the fact that you can't give away dairy products that has me utterly baffled. Maybe it's some issue with supply management (i.e. a marketing board) in the state where Facebook's incorporated..?
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2009 on links for 2009-11-10 at My Name is Kate
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Outstanding post, Sean. Just outstanding.
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Even now that she's gone, I can still feel her love, hear her encouragement, and pass her spirit on to my own children.
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Thanks for this post, Tom - you've expressed something that's been on my mind for a while. When I started drawing Noise to Signal two years back, I was more than a little worried that not enough people would get it. And I consciously stifled cartoons that cracked me up, but felt too narrowly targeted to find an audience. In fact, I started hearing from people who didn't get some cartoons... but those were often the cartoons that got the biggest response from the people who DID get them. That's led me to stop second-guessing myself - and for every truly baffling cartoon I've drawn, the ones that reach an audience of one (me), there's at least one that found its mark with the smaller audience I draw for. It's not exactly relevant, but the story of Gary Larsen's "Cow tools" cartoon always cheers me up: a cartoon that hardly anyone got convinced Larsen that The Far Side was doomed, yet wound up sparking a conversation that propelled him to a whole new level.
Toggle Commented May 11, 2009 on the target market at Tom Fishburne: Marketoonist
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"Read this blog assiduously."
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2008 on Anyone Use Collactive.com? at My Name is Kate
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Glad you like the cartoons, and thanks for spreading the word! And great to find out about your blog - I'm looking forward to reading it.
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Great post, Heidi. And it also works on Canadians. :-)
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2008 on How to Communicate with Americans at Talk It Up!
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Thanks so much for this, Sean!
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Thanks for joining the fight, Kate. Together, We Can Erase Whiteboard Spam!
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2008 on links for 2008-04-01 at My Name is Kate
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For a moment, when I read "Amazon has shifted to the left", I thought you meant something completely different. :)
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