Remember those old EF Hutton Ads where everyone stopped in their tracks to listen to what they were saying? I've noticed that Cooper has a less dramatic, but similar effect in the industry. A couple of days ago, they released one of their newsletters, and I've been getting lot's of e-mail activity around some of the topics. Also noticed some references on a handful of industry blogs.
Cooper is a pioneer in User Experience/Interaction Design, and the Founder Alan Cooper did a lot of influential work in defining interactive Personas. If you don't want to subscribe to their newsletter, you can keep tabs on the topics here.