The announcement that the Whitehouse.gov site will be moving to an open-source content management system (CMS) from a proprietary custom built system is more than a sign of the times. It is a major move in the right direction and an example that all of us can and should follow. Why go with a content […]Read more "US Whitehouse goes for an open source content management system"
Thanks to Puget Sound Radio for the following item from “Today in Broadcast History – August 23” … “In 1962, the first live TV program was relayed between the U.S. and Europe through the U.S. Telstar satellite.” The original from the Tornados And the best known version from the Ventures It seems like just yesterday! […]Read more "Telstar launched on August 23 1962 – Just for fun"
Next week, MicroSoft will launch a WebTV service playing episodic shows in the UK. Destined to go head to head with other such services there are no plans to rebroadcast current shows or full length movies. Why would MS want to get into the online TV content/re-broadcast business? Here’s a quote from the the Web […]Read more "Microsoft to launch WebTV in the UK"
Lap’Top-less- not shirtless! Are your meetings like the ones described in ReadWriteWeb’s post re the Technology Generation Gap? Boomers are earnestly taking part and the Gen Y’s are texting or updating their Facebook? Having been to my share of meetings over the years, I can honestly say that it’s not just Gen Y who spend […]Read more "‘Topless meetings – show some respect"
Traditional media is fading fast as audiences move to the internet for their news, information and entertainment. As revenues drop in traditional media the big question is: How do we make money from this web thing? The traditional business model of huge revenue streams from advertising based on audience numbers (viewers, listeners, subscribers) doesn’t seem to […]Read more "Wanted: a new business model for new media revenue generation"
On March 13, 1989 Tim Berners-Lee invented what we currently call the web. I was a college student at the time studying such geeky things as data communications where we learned about the ARPAnet which was the precursor of the internet but the ‘web’ was yet to come. Access to the web as we know […]Read more "Deja Vu – all over again…the web turns 20 years old"
Thanks to Sean Joyner (aka http://www.twitter.com/seanjay) for the great article in VUE magazine. Sean is an Alberta podcaster and new media guy who interviewed me to gather some insight into the BusinessLink seminar on Blogs, Podcasting and Online Syndication. It turns out that Sean and I met at a PODCalgary meetup last year. I remember […]Read more "Interviewed by Sean Joyner – VUE magazine"