SuperGeekery: A blog probably of interest only to nerds by John F Morton.

A blog prob­a­bly of inter­est only to nerds by John Morton.

08Jul2009

The Pass­ing of Michael Jack­on and Mass Media.

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Yes­ter­day was Michael Jackson’s Memo­r­i­al ser­vice. The world mourned. Yes, the world mourned. As I watched TV with much of the world, I won­dered what we were mourn­ing. I didn’t ask that as a way of dis­parag­ing Michael’s tal­ents. I’ve been a fan of his music like you prob­a­bly have too. But the fact that I can even say that you were prob­a­bly a fan of his music is what I think we’re mourn­ing… + read on

05Nov2008

Being a Geek on Elec­tion Night

I spent elec­tion night using tech­nol­o­gy to an extreme. Twit­ter, Face­book, Text Mes­sage, and a vari­ety of sites and wid­gets. My friend Eduar­do, aka Dudu, in Brazil and I, in New York, exchanged quite a few tweets about the night’s out­come emerged. Social tech­nol­o­gy allowed this great night to be enjoyed by a huge num­ber of peo­ple all across the globe and I’m very hap­py to have been a part of it. Dudu asked… + read on

13Apr2008

Dig­i­tal Evan­ge­lists Round­table, Round 1

This past Thurs­day night I was lucky to be part of group of peo­ple got togeth­er to talk about the state of dig­i­tal adver­tis­ing, tech­nol­o­gy and what the future holds for mar­ket­ing in the dig­i­tal age. John Haake, from Eye­blaster, was the host at Val­Bel­la. The evening wasn’t pre­sent­ed as an Eye­blaster event though. No one talked about their tech­nol­o­gy or what they were sell­ing. It was just a dis­cus­sion amongst peo­ple who care… + read on

13May2007

Found Home Movie from 1976

Sev­er­al months ago, I brought a Super 8 film reel to Pac-Lab, a film trans­fer shop in New York. If you’ve got some reels of film you want to be trans­ferred, I would high­ly rec­om­mend con­tact­ing them. (Update: Sad­ly, Pac-lab closed in Spring 2014.) They were real­ly friend­ly. This sin­gle roll cost me $35 to trans­fer, but it would have been cheap­er if I had more than one reel. It was cer­tain­ly worth the… + read on

20Jan2007

The YouTubi­fied Elec­tion of 2008

This morn­ing, Hillary Clin­ton offi­cial­ly announced her pres­i­den­tial ambi­tions. My impres­sion is that Hillary Clin­ton a real­ly smart per­son, who is def­i­nite­ly up the dif­fi­cult task of being pres­i­dent of the Unit­ed States. The oth­er can­di­date com­pet­ing for my vote, Barack Oba­ma, also seems like a smart, capa­ble per­son who may also be up for that chal­lenge. (I’m sor­ry, John Edwards, you’re not up to the chal­lenge when com­pet­ing against these two.) But who… + read on

09Jan2007

The Lat­est Object of Desire: iPhone.

I have until June to fig­ure out how I get out of my Ver­i­zon Wire­less con­tract. That’s 5 months to plan. In case you’re one of the 54 peo­ple who didn’t already know about the iPhone. I’ve been at CES all week long where all kinds of amaz­ing tech­nol­o­gy have been intro­duced. The only so-called news alert” I received from ABC​News​.com about any­thing tech­nol­o­gy relat­ed was for the iPhone. I noticed peo­ple surf­ing for… + read on

07Jan2007

No Tick­et Need­ed. But Where’s Your Ticket?

I will admit, in my pre­vi­ous post I was say­ing that I would rather see Steve Jobs, so per­haps is kar­ma that I got turned away at the door from see­ing Bill Gates’ keynote address. I did come to Las Vegas a day ear­ly to see Bill Gates’ keynote address but was not able to get in tonight because I didn’t have a pink tick­et to get into the ball­room. But why didn’t I… + read on

07Jan2007

All Badged Up And Ready To Go

I’ve got my badge now and am pre­pared to meet Bill Gates. Will there be a line? Yes. Will Bill talk about Vista? Yes. Will I secret­ly wish I was see­ing Steve Jobs? Yes.

07Jan2007

CES 2007

I’m in Las Vegas, get­ting ready to attend CES. I’m head­ing to the Hilton to pick up my badge for the show. Tonight’s big event is see­ing Bill Gates speak. To pick up your badge, you need 2 IDs. A driver’s license and a busi­ness card that is sup­posed to show that you work in the indus­try. I don’t real­ly see how the busi­ness card part can real­ly be that effec­tive. I think Kinkos… + read on