Things That Make You Go Hmmmmm…

Ian Lurie
are you kidding

Are you kidding me? What web browser should I be using?

This is like saying “eat anything except the food”…

Ian Lurie

Ian Lurie is the founder of Portent. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). Ian's recorded training for, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Ian is now an independent consultant and continues to work with the Portent team- training the agency group on all things digital. You can find him at

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  1. I recognized the disclaimer immediately…from last summer, so I’ll contribute a part 2:
    * Sometimes it is best to acknowledge that something does not work and will not work, or that the effort or time necessary to make it work will be better spent elsewhere, and to begin anew from scratch.
    Perhaps there are non-technical factors delaying a resolution, such as budget constraints or company culture?
    * Sometimes it is better not to offer or to retract a service than to offer a flawed service, especially if that flawed service makes your business look moronic.

  2. I suppose the web site was only tested under IE6 on Windows.
    Web developers like that give the rest of us a bad name. Perhaps they’d prefer to stick to building websites for their cousin’s wedding in FrontPage.

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