Imagine a mashup that anyone can relate to--even the sort of person who uses a computer vary rarely, spending more time on... watching NASCAR or playing catch with the kids or whatever it is that non-geeks do.
During a discussion at work today (before I hopped on a plane to visit Microsoft), we somehow got on the topic of beer and erectile dysfunction after initially starting on advertising sales. I kid you not. The conversation just got more amusing from there:
Person A: "Maybe the ED is caused by too much alcohol..."
Person B: "What we need is caffeinated beer."
Person C: "And we could add Viagra to it!"
Person D: "It'd be a mashup."
That's right. Caffeinated Viagra Beer.
It was at that point we realized that this might be the best way to explain to the larger population (at least the over 40, beer drinking, male population--and their occasionally frustrated partners) what a mashup is using a relevant example.
[Names and roles of those in the conversation have been changed to protect the guilty and/or ... dysfunctional. :-)]
Posted by jzawodn at December 12, 2006 07:29 PM