"...Consider this: If a restaurant server delivered an iPad-like device to your table with the final bill that allowed you to immediately share feedback about the restaurant experience, would you use it? Software developer and entrepreneur Bernard Briggs and his business partner, Food Network celebrity chef Robert Irvine, were in Austin a couple of weeks back promoting their new product to local restaurants. Humm is a patent-pending technology that allows restaurant owners to capture guest feedback with a high success rate while diners are still in the restaurant..."
"...Chef Irvine and Humm founder Bernard Briggs were in Austin a couple of weeks ago promoting the new technology to local restaurants and media. Irvine made it clear he’s not just the celebrity face of Humm, he actually utilizes the devices and the service in his Nosh restaurant in Hilton Head, South Carolina..."
"... Jansch remains impervious. He plays “Blackwaterside,” an Anne Briggs song from his 1966 album Jack Orion (later “reconfigured” by Led Zeppelin as “Black Mountain Side”), as well as a song called “Carnival,” which is wildly appropriate..."
"...Small but booming cities like Georgetown, Kerrville, and New Braunfels are said to be among the most dissatisfied of LCRA's customers and reportedly joined the WPA to try to gain a more prominent place at the agency's table. If that's true, Georgetown's Jim Briggs, who oversees the city's utility division, tempered any dissatisfaction he might have with cautious diplomacy when he spoke to the Chronicle earlier this month..."