Barry Manilow: A Weapon of Mass Destruction?

No. No, he’s not. So says Paul Lonsdale to The Associated Press, when asked:

I did not say Barry Manilow is a weapon of mass destruction.

Well, that’s good news .. I think he’s a pretty smart guy.

Turns out, the New Zealand city of Christchurch is keen to pacify, or rid themselves of unruly teen-age kids loitering in the mall. They feel that adding the crooner’s tunes to their music mix will convince these kids to settle down, or move on.

MSNBC: “Barry Manilow to be used against mall rats”.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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