Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Pilot Cam

While sitting on another overseas flight staring at the flight map in front of me on an American Airlines 777, I thought of what I really want to see/stare at for 8 plus hours. In stead, I was being presented the normal set of screens. The normal screens consist of a map with your route traced out, your air speed, altitude, out side temperature, local time at your current location, the time where you came from and the time of the place you are going. There are a few more screens but that's about it.

What I would really like to see is the view the pilots are getting. How difficult would it be to install a camera that would give us a birds eye view of what the pilot are seeing and put that on a channel. Call it a pilot cam or plane cam. My guess is out of all the other channels, this one would be the most watched. In addition, how about a camera in the tail to show us where we have been. I think on a nice sunny day it would be very entertaining just to watch the jet stream forming being the plane.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Coffee Cubes

I like iced coffee. I like both Starbucks and McDonald's version of iced coffee. What I don't like is the ice in the iced coffee is just water. What I want is for the ice to be frozen coffee and not frozen water. That way with the ice melts, the coffee is not diluted. And I would expect to pay a bit more for my iced coffee with coffee cubes instead of iced cubes.

Friday, June 1, 2007

2 months salary?

I heard an interesting thing today. I've always heard that a man should spend around 2 months salary on a wedding/engagement ring. Well, it turns out that this is only 1 months salary in the UK. And it is 3 months salary in Japan. Hmmm.... This couldn't have anything to do with marketing, could it?

Monday, May 28, 2007

Airline Can't do Signs

Airline can't do signs are very outdated. How many people really need to be told to not smoke on airplanes these days? It seems to me, when you travel by air, the only things you can do sometimes and not others are lean back in your seat, talk on you cell phone, and use you electronic devices. So how about a light for that instead of that no smoking light that is always on, we have a 4 icon signal.

One icon for when you can lean your seat back
One icon for when you can use your cell phone
One icon for when you can use your non-signal receiving electronic devices
And finally, one icon for when you have to wear your seat belt.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Catch the bad guys, not girls

I'm so sick of hearing about the local TV station sting of some escort service. Of course this is done for ratings as all the wifes, girlfriends, and busybodies tune in to see if their man or someone they know has been listed as one of the customers. And all the guys tune in to see if they are one of their friends have been likewise, listed.

And after the sting is over, do we really have a better community? Are the guys unfortunate enough to get caught now going to clean their lives up? Or will they just be more careful next time?

What I would really like to see is the same sting operations put in place to catch the low life that steal stereos out of cars, mug people on the street, drug deals and worse. Why not start simple and setup a sting with a car with a nice stereo and the doors unlocked sitting on any street where the crime of stealing the stereo (or car for that matter) will happen frequently. Of course it is not exciting enough to attract viewers, but it would work. It would catch bad people doing bad things.

The same sting could be done with a decoy victim to catch would be muggers and rapists.

Bottom line, I sleep better knowing we are spending more energy trying to keep car thieves, muggers and rapists behind bars than woman trying to make a living and putting some smiles on peoples faces.

Saturday, April 21, 2007


This is a great idea. Meoshpere is a site that you can create and fill out lists of what you have done, seen, owned, viewed, read, etc...

What I would like to see from this is a type of life score to compare to the average or to others. I want to know how I stand up to others and this is a good place to start.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Get Paid to View

I would like the option to opt into an ad and get paid a few cents to view commercials. I would be willing to fill out a few simple questions at the end of the commercial to help prove that I really took it all in. For example, click here to earn 25 cents. From there I would watch a 15 to 30 second video and then spent 10 seconds filling out a survey/test. Or perhaps it would be a click her for a chance to win a dollar with the chance of winning one in four.

Another option would be to feel free to SPAM my inbox. Just pay me ten cents per email and another dollar if I read the email.

I would also be willing to answer telemarketers if they were paying me 50 cents per minutes to listen to them.