The Passing of Michael Jackon and Mass Media.
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
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
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
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
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
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 ABCNews.com about anything technology related was for the iPhone. I noticed people surfing for… + read on
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
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.
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