Yesterday it occurred to me that podcasting is going on five years of age. Back in 2005 or so folks like Adam Curry and Ron Bloom promoted early forms of podcasting with Podshow Inc, now known as Mevio. In the hyper accelerated time-line of the web, five years is a really long time. During the […]Read more "Podcasting for education – it’s not too late"
In case you live in a cave and don’t watch TV in any form – over the air, cable, satellite – there is a big battle going on between Canadian network broadcasters and the cable companies. In a nutshell, the broadcasters want the CRTC to force the cable co’s to pay them for the programming […]Read more "Battling it out on Twitter – networks vs. cable companies"
According to many sources, web based video is hot and getting hotter. But that doesn’t mean that all videos will be successful in making an impression and grab the viewers attention. While watching a web video this morning it occurred to me that some videos are a waste of time and have very little impact. […]Read more "How to make web video work"
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"
Milton Bradley-Hasbro’s Monopoly is a great game but for some large (or even small) businesses it’s a way of life. Competition is good. It’s good for the consumer to have many choices and options – unless it is just the same content with a different wrapper. It’s good for business since it encourages innovation and […]Read more "Competition is part of our capitalist system – so are monopolies"