Waterpik Press Party  

I was in New York two weeks ago for a wedding and, now, we’re back again because our PR agency, HWH PR, hosted a press party for our client, Waterpik. The company was introducing several new water flossers.

I wanted to find a unique location for the introduction because most of the media has already seen it all: nightclubs, restaurants, galleries, hotels suites, and event spaces. 

I decided to ask my friends,  Jillian Crane  and Al Kahn of CraneKahn Entertainment, if I could use their  “townhouse in the sky” for the party. Miraculously, they said yes. I am forever grateful because it was a perfect setting for our guests: fashion, beauty, and health editors.

  

  

  

Richard Bisson, CEO Waterpik, me and Al Kahn

Jillian Crane and Pierre 

   
    
    
 

  
Steve Guttenberg of CNET and me    My dentist, Bruce Blau, and Waterpik executive Suzanne Carranza   Jillian with Jay McCulloch, Waterpik executive  

 Cheryl Benton, of The Three Tomatoes and Marilyn Scher, HWH PR consultant    

    
  
Suzanne Kantra, Techlicious; Barry Myers, GetGeeked; and Rob Calem, free lance  

    

The best Douglas Elliman  team. My pal Howard Margolis on the right   

Lois with Dan Rosenbaum
   Steve Smith, major industry writer.      Paper Magazine

 

Camouflaged To Protect The Guilty  

  

I just couldn’t help myself. I had to photograph the  guy who sat next to me this morning in the American Airline terminal at the Miami International Airport. He conducted a private business conversation out loud for 20 minutes. I heard every detail of a legal snafu that involves the breakup of two partners. 

This guy is a lawyer. Don’t you think he should have know better? I kept wondering what his client would have thought if he or she knew his lawyer was broadcasting his business all over the place.

At first I thought about outing this guy and letting his picture go viral. I changed my mind after some soul searching. Maybe this person is a decent human being and he made one foolish mistake.

I don’t think so, but I gave him the benefit of the doubt. I truly wonder why people talk so loud on a cell phone. They have to know the whole world is listening in. I guess they like it that way. They are just so rude. There should be a law against loud cell phone users . They are disturbing the peace. 

If you know this guy, or have any connection to him, please be sure to pass along this message, “shut up.”

My Facebook Post RePosted Here 

A few months ago, I started a Facebook group page called “The CE Legends: The Unauthorized History.” I wanted a place where members of the consumer electronics/tech industry could reminisce about people and experiences. 

I don’t control the page. Everyone participates. I did decide to talk about my late friend Warren Zorek the other day because of something his children posted on Facebook. I wanted to share it with you. 

 
    
   

Warren Zorek as a young man.  Warren with his sister (top right).  Jennifer and Michael a few days ago. 

96 Years Young, Yoga

Don’t miss watching this video if you want to grow older, healthy, and in good spirits. It is extremely inspirational and it will give you great hope. Thank you to my good friend Dr. Williams Lucena, for sharing this with me.    

Make Up Your Mind, Amazon

I am so confused. I embraced the digital world in my 60s, like I was 20. I have trained myself to write all of my notes on my iPhone (no paper). I read everything online ( no print). I mainly communicate through social networks (I cut back on telephone use). I completely turned my life around to fit into the digital revolution. 

You can imagine my dismay when I learned that Amazon recently decided to open 300 to 400 brick-and-mortar bookstores in the coming years. I felt like someone told me the last few years didn’t exist. I hope it did.

What the heck is this all about? Don’t get me wrong. I love bookstores. It was very much a part of my social life. Eliot and I would spend hours roaming through the shelves of bookstores in our neighborhood, or when we went to new cities. We would spend a hundred plus dollars every visit. It was our fantasyland.

But all that has changed. The hours we spent in book and record stores, are now devoted to exploring the Internet. I love Amazon for many reasons, but I don’t understand why they are now reversing their corporate culture. All they are going to do is put whatever bookstores are left out of business

This is another case of the big, getter bigger. 

 

What A Night !!! 👏👏👏

Two of Eliot’s photos were featured at the opening of the Williams McCall Gallery at Frameworks in Coconut Grove, FL. Three hundred folks showed up to celebrate. The place rocked.

Eliot and his two award winnning photos

 

Owners Claire Lardner and Cris Sweeny

 
 

Owner Gail Williams


  

Lee Elman and owner Dawn McCall


 

Lois, Jonas Neilson, Mindi Lampert

 
  

Mindi and Elliott Lampert

 
 

Juan Carlos Zapata, Lois, Joao Lemos

 
 

Howard,Ruth,Gary Greenberg

 
 

Jonas, Steve Greenberg, Williams Lucena,


 

Ron Moorman and Randy Bridges


 

Kris Mikolajczky and Annette Nicoloff

    

Sara Marks, Eliot and Jane Lubin

 
 

Argenis Molina and Carlos Analyon

 
 

Photo Bomb Ron Moorman, Lois, Joonok Yang, Michael Constanza

 
   

John Rutherford

 
   

  

  

    

  

  

Drones Are The Next Uber

Thank you Engadget For The Image

You read it here first. You will soon be hiring a drone, the same way you hire an Uber. I know that may sound ridiculous today, but that’s exactly what’s going to happen over the next few years. There will be one-seater drones that will be programmed to take you to destinations that you simply don’t want to drive to. Just remember, traffic conditions are getting worse in many cities around the United States.

Ehang, a Chinese drone manufacturer, actually showed off a prototype at CES that was the  first autonomous drone for humans. The drone will be preset to take you to the destination you request. All you will have to do is press a button to take off.

The Ehang drone  will be able to go up to 11,480 feet. Battery life is is only 23 minutes of flying time. Ehang is hoping to develop a longer lasting battery sometime this year. 

The price to build one of the personal drones is slated to be around $200,000 to $300,000. That may turn out to be very affordable considering the business potential. 

If you want to know more, read Engadget.