Who Is J. Hutton "Jovan"?
Good question, since on every other page on this site
he calls himself "J. Hutton Pulitzer," with a prominent Joseph Pulitzer
quote to imply he's family. See, he "changed his birth name ... to shake the hold he felt his "Family Name" had over his life." Gosh, was it that, or maybe the fact that under his real name, J. Jovan Philyaw,
he's the bozo behind the huge CueCat boondoggle?
You be the judge! After all, 'J. Hutton has created many "first".'
And look at his impressive company headquarters!
Oh wait, that's just an office building that remains unnamed on this page. Still, you can take his word that "The Pulitzer Collection
represents Gods’ devine communication of Himself and beauty to humanity." (via Dallas Observer,
posted by soyjoy
on Apr 14, 2003 -
They sure are pushing this obnoxious cuecat thing, aren't they? Informercials galore. I don't know about your area, but I can hardly turn on the tv anymore without seeing how "Digital Convergence" crap is going to better our lives. Now they're trying to give this cat thing away. Let me get this straight: you swipe the cat over any barcode, and it takes you straight to a commercial for what you just bought. No more need for silly content on the Web! Now the Internet can be nothing but banner ads 24 hours a day! Ooh! Sign me up! *rolls eyes*
By the way, Happy Voting Day
posted by ZachsMind
on Nov 7, 2000 -
Superfluous and unnecessary.
The :Cue Cat reader
has insinuated itself into the very fabric of the Dallas Morning News
, promising links to "expanded content" and "special promotions" by using this $50 future garage sale item. Is there a real need for bar code scanners in the average household? Or is :Cue Cat merely artificially creating a need for their services?
posted by ethmar
on Oct 3, 2000 -
Another innovation from Digital Convergence:
In addition to having a pretty much useless product, CueCat's product-release-to-privacy-violation rate is spectacular! To quote their email:
Dear :CueCat member,
We've been alerted to a security breach in our system that may have exposed certain members' names and email addresses
. As one of the members who may be susceptible, we want to explain to you how you may be affected and what we are doing to rectify the situation.
posted by anildash
on Sep 17, 2000 -
I'm not sure whether I'll actually use it, but the :CueCat Reader
that Wired Magazine
sent me for free is pretty neat. It is essentially a scanner that plugs into my computer and can "read" URLs in special bar-codes on ads or any UPC or ISBN. I scanned my thesaurus and a box of paper clips. Simple things ...
posted by quirked
on Sep 14, 2000 -