What's Not Best: This Message from the Philadelphia Airport

I’ve heard the following message a couple of times now while waiting for my flight at the Philadelphia airport. It goes something like this: “If you feel that you have been overcharged in any of our shops, please let us know.”

That does not instill much confidence in those shops! It almost sounds like a form of reverse advertising.

November 21, 2008 | Filed Under What's Not Best | 4 Comments 

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  • John

    Matt,

    I’ve got a simple question, but, first, let me just say how much I appreciate your blog. I got here via Justin Taylor’s blog. Having now read every one of your posts, and having purchased “Getting Things Done” (loving it already), I find myself very encouraged to be more productive and efficient to the glory of God. And it is working! I’ve got quite a ways to go, though, so keep up the good work.

    So here’s the question pertaining to a previous post on organizing favorites: what if you work on different computers? Is there a way that you know of in IE to carry this over to different computers?

    Thanks for your help,
    John

  • http://talkingtiger.org Steve

    This form of reverse advertising reminds me of my experience filling out a very-detailed feedback form for a fast-food restaurant recently:

    http://talkingtiger.org/2008/11/17/just-dont-have-to-go/

  • Phil

    John – Delicious is a nice tool. I use it primarily to store stuff that I find interesting and want to access later, but it could be used as your main bookmark page.

    http://delicious.com/

    pg

  • Matt

    John,

    Glad you are enjoying the blog and glad it is working!

    Great question. I would echo Phil and recommend Delicious for keeping your bookmarks synced across multiple computers or using as your main bookmark page itself. http://delicious.com

    Delicious also adds the social bookmarking dimension to things, if you desire to make use of that.

    Here is a good summary of Delicious that I copied from their website for you:

    *Bookmark any site on the Internet, and get to it from anywhere

    Instead of having different bookmarks on every computer, Delicious makes it easy to have a single set of bookmarks kept in sync between all of your computers. Even if you’re not on a computer you own, you can still get to your bookmarks on the Delicious website.

    *Share your bookmarks, and get bookmarks in return

    If your friends use Delicious, you can send them interesting bookmarks that they can check out the next time they log in. Of course, they can do the same for you. As you explore the site and find interesting users, you can use our Subscriptions and Network features to keep track of the Delicious tags and users you find most interesting.

    *Discover the most useful and interesting bookmarks on the web

    See what’s hot with Delicious users by checking out our popular tags. By looking at popular bookmarks for a tag, you’ll be able to discover the most interesting bookmarks on the topics you’re most interested in. Browse bookmarks on just about anything from the best programming tips to the most popular travel sites, all in an easy to read format.