December 30th, 2009

What does Silicon Florist 2009 look like?


What does Silicon Florist 2009 look like?

(Feel free to read that headline in a mad Samuel L. Jackson voice. I do.)

It’s the end of the year. That lull between Christmas and New Year’s Day. And as such, I’ve given the expansive staff at Silicon Florist time to go home and be with their families and friends.

That’s just how I roll.

But look. I understand that you deserve some care and consideration too. So rather than leaving the blog blank for an entire week, I thought I’d put up a few posts. You know, year in review kind of stuff. Because that’s what we tend to do around this time of year.

And one of my favorite things to do—as we look back—is visualize what the year looked like. Because it means I don’t have to write. Um. I mean, because it provides an interesting perspective on what was important, where the posts were focused, and just what we were talking about in 2009.

So here is a word cloud based on the Silicon Florist headlines throughout 2009.

2009 Silicon Florist Headlines

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10 Responses to “What does Silicon Florist 2009 look like?”

  1. Ken Westin says:

    I want a t-shirt

  2. I see that lunch features prominently… hopefully the other meals don’t get too jealous.

    Idea: someone needs to go start Dinner 3.0, the logical successor to Lunch 2.0. And… go!

  3. Andy says:

    Because if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that Rick doesn’t write enough.

  4. BMW says:

    Is it me, or are the headlines “30 Hour Day” and “Strange Love Live” curiously absent from the pretty word cloud? Surely they made a headline or two in 2009? :-p

  5. Rick Turoczy says:

    @Aaron Funny you should mention that… :)

    @BMW “30 hour day” was likely absent because it was such a short run from concept to awesomeness. Maybe it will make it next year. If we do it again, that is.

    And Strange Love Live? I don’t know. Maybe I need to spend some more time with Cami Kaos and Dr. Normal to better understand what they’re doing.

    Oh lookie there. I’m doing that on January 1. What an awesome way to start the year! ;)

    http://strangelovelive.com/?p=974

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  8. Rick,
    Love the word cloud! I want a t-shirt too.

    So, the three largest words, in order are: Portland…Oregon…Lunch. I couldn’t agree more!

    Please pardon the plug here folks, but as a startup I feel the vibe of appropriateness here (PPP was born May 2009). We would love to bring you all lunch throughout the new year. Savory hot meals for one or dozens from downtown food carts and restaurants. Check out the online menus –> Add to Cart –> Check Out.

    Oh, nothing says economic stimulus like hitting the Check Out button. :)

    Wishing a happy, prosperous, and LUNCH filled New Year to all!

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