Dave Taylor has been involved with the online world since 1980 and
is recognized globally as an expert on both technical and business
issues. He has been published over a thousand times, launched four Internet-related
startup companies, has written twenty business and technical books and holds both an MBA and MS Ed.
He's a columnist for the Boulder Daily Camera and
Linux Journal and frequently appears
in other publications both online and in print.
Additionally, Dave maintains four weblogs:
The Business Blog at Intuitive.com,
Ask Dave Taylor,
Dave On Film,
Based in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, Dave is an award-winning speaker, sought after conference and workshop participant and
frequent guest on radio and podcast programs, as well as active member of
his community and busy single father to three children.
Finally! The Starbucksese Decoder Ring!
You know that Starbucks has its own language already if you've been into one recently, with people ordering half-tall, extra hot, half-caf, who-knows-what, but last time I was there I found a little book they had on Starbucksese called Make It Your Drink. This is a pretty amusing little publication that starts with: "I'll have a grande, quad, ristretto, nonfat, dry cappuccino" and then challenges you to figure out what it all means.
Fortunately, it's mostly a glossary, so I can decode that sentence: a grande is what I'd call a "medium" size, quad is four shots of espresso, ristretto is a short pull of espresso, nonfat specifies the type of milk, dry means more foam, less milk, and a cappuccino is a drink made with espresso and foamed milk. Got it?
So a challenge for you: what's a short, skinny, flat breve con panna with room and legs?
Oh, and a tip too: there's a coupon in the back for a free "modifier", so if you always get soy milk like I do, for once your soy can be free. Or a favorite syrup flavor, or ... well, read the book!
Posted by Dave Taylor at February 7, 2004 12:30 AM
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