Conor Bond

Biography

Conor Bond writes words about stuff on the WordStream blog. He likes to drink coffee, play basketball, and pretend he doesn't care about his inadequate facial hair.

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February 7th, 2019

George Orwell was a prolific and insightful dude. An English writer who lived during the first half of the 20th century, Orwell was (and remains) known for his criticisms of political language.

A key source of Orwell’s discontent was the use of “meaningless words”—those words that, due to rampant and ambiguous usage, lose their meanings altogether.

“Data,” in...

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January 24th, 2019

Getting people to your website isn’t easy. And isn’t cheap, either.

Clicks cost money. Impressions cost money. Blogg—ahem—content marketing extraordinaires cost money.

This pensive gentleman needs money for small plants and non-branded laptops.

And although there are ways to...

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January 3rd, 2019

Isaac Newton was a hack.

I know that will ruffle some feathers among our readers in the physics community (of whom there are many). But I had to get your attention.

Newton was lucky enough to have a great idea fall onto his head. Unless you have apple trees growing in your conference room—don’t underestimate SaaS companies—that’s not going to happen...

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December 26th, 2018

The time has come, friends: 2018 is drawing to a close. Maybe you feel like it flew by. Maybe you feel like it dragged on forever.

Either way, you’re wrong. As is the case with nearly every calendar year, 2018 was, in fact, 365 days long. Our planet went around the sun exactly once. Isn’t that right, Copernicus?

Yes....