Why has Facebook gotten into so much trouble over Beacon, its online-advertising program which alerts friends to your online purchases and other Web activity? Until CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized, its response was largely tone-deaf. And that, we suspect, is because its youthful, well-paid employees don't see what the big deal is about telling everyone what you've bought.
I was walking out of Peter Luger Steakhouse after spending $85 for my portion of dinner and the sidewalk had iced over. I was SMS'ing someone on my iPhone when I started slipping. Even $130 Timberland boots can't keep you from slipping in the ice. I fell but I didn't want to drop to my iPhone to break my fall with my palm, so I landed on my fist. That sucked.
We feel your pain, Marcel.