Now everyone of us owns one, two or even three digital cameras. We have mobile phone cameras, idiot-proof digital cameras and digital SLRs … and we can capture any image around us with just a flip of finger.
But what if you can capture something really touching, something that can tell a story, even though it is a sad one ?
Years ago, whenever I visit a bookstore, I would spend a long time around a revolving bookstand next to the cashier – the bookstand of “Bluffer’s Guide”. There could be two dozens guides and each of these cover a topic – from astrology to wine and women. And I reckoned it’s the perfect way to learn something new in 10, 15 minutes, especially before a cocktail party that you need to talk to some total strangers.
You still can buy those guides nowadays from Ovalbooks (the publisher). But the point is you no longer need those books before attending a party, as all you need is to go to Wikipedia.org, type in the keyword and you will be an “instant expert” in a few minutes. The trouble is you still need to spend a lot of time to search around …
The idea here is to create a web site such that visitors can type in a keyword / topic and the web site will return a page of results – the history of the topic, the recent news of that topic, the famous men and women of this topic, and lastly, some jokes related to that topic. You see, all essential materials to make the visitor an expert, just in time for a cocktail party or a in-law dinner.
All it costs to the visitors is only US$ 6.99 – about the cost of the guide book. Of course, the real experts of the topic can contribute the much-needed information to the web site and get some handsome income. Hmmm … let’s call this website instant-expert.com.
Merry X’mas and Happy New Year!!
See things from new angles, find things from new places, do things with new methods …
ITU 2006 is really grand … unfortunately all I have is a phone with a crappy camera. Anyway, just see below pictures for the booths of two Chinese companies. One has to believe, China is the next giant.
The booth is so big that there is an elevator inside to transport you to the third floor !!
And this …