Yesterday Jian Ghomeshi, host of the CBC radio show ‘Q’ interviewed Leonard Kleinrock one of the fathers of the internet. The first words from the mouth of the internet baby were uttered forty years ago and Dr. Kleinrock is still involved with what he calls a “teenager still struggling to find its way”. Dr. Kleinrock […]Read more "Inventor of the internet – CBC’s Q interviews Leonard Kleinrock"
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"
Breaking news! Big surprise! (sorry about the sarcasm! – well, not really!) According to this report from eMarketer, print advertising is down and digital platforms (read: internet) are growing! There are many notable quotes from the article but here are my favourites: For example, Barclays Capital predicted in its “Internet Data Book July 2009” that […]Read more "Digital advertising up – print ads down:eMarketer report"
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"
Twitter is the new web based messaging service that’s taking the world by storm. What exactly is it, how do you use it and why should you care? Here’s some FGAs (frequently given answers) to some FAQs (frequently asked questions). According to Twitter.com they are “…a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay […]Read more "Twitter – what the fuss is all about"
The latest next big thing in desktop computing is the netbook. Should your company go out and buy netbooks to replace the desktop and laptop computers that your folks are currently using? No . . . not unless you’re able to look beyond the low price and are willing to place it in the role it plays in the […]Read more "Should your company buy netbooks?"
It’s so easy to steal music thanks to the web these days. It’s become a popular and accepted cultural activity. Imagine. Thousands of songs for free! More songs than you’ll ever have the time to listen to! Cool. Downloading songs without paying for them isn’t stealing. Or is it? Some think that it’s not stealing. Shoplifting music […]Read more "Don’t steal music"