Found the above pic in Maurice Sendak’s strange counting book One Was Johnny.
What’s weird is that he looks an awful lot like Freddie (at right), the mascot for MailChimp.
This incarnation of Freddie has been around since 2008, but it seems he was born August 17, 2001. So the monkey in Sendak’s book has got to be a different mail-delivering primate. In case you’re unfamiliar, MailChimp does awesome email marketing (and email newsletters, and that kind of thing). It’s one of my favorite software-as-a-service companies. If you’re using ConstantContact, there are about a gazillion reasons to switch. (If that sounds scary, I can help.)
Anyway, I’ve decided that Sendak’s mail monkey must be Freddie’s dad, since it would make sense that he’d go into the family business.
Look at those two. They just gotta be related.
On some days I feel like I’m in awash in awesome online tools… I’ll discover one, and then it’ll lead me to another, and then another. Before I know it, I’ve signed up for twelve cool services that promise to make me more productive, creative, organized, inspired.1
I finally signed up for a kippt account today. Good timing.
This marks the end of the journey for us at Kippt. Although our service has been loved by many, we never achieved the growth and the scale that would allow a sustainable future for Kippt. Building personal knowledge online continues to be a unsolved problem. While we are switching directions, we hope that Kippt and Inc have contributed to the future of online collaboration and knowledge sharing.
To clarify, by “awesome,” I mean: clever, time-saving, fun-to-use, useful, innovative. (back to footnote in text)
Today, a new organization called B’nai Mitzvah Revolution announced itself to the world.
I’ve been privileged to serve as the webmaster/tech-guru on the project. Working with the team behind BMR — notably the co-directors and their colleagues at HUC-JIR/RHSOE/ECE and the URJ — has been an amazingly fulfilling and insightful experience. I’m thankful to Isa for giving me the opportunity.
Check the site out. I’m incredibly proud of it (though, truth be told, a lot of the conceptualization and tweaking came from the entire team).
Viva la revolution!