A morbid thought about about Phone Service


People love predictions.  Some cable networks exist solely by airing pundits who are supposed to tell us how the future will unfold.  Personally, I hate predictions.  Not because they are usually wrong – I say and think lots of stuff that’s wrong.  I hate them because they are the best way to seriously mislead.  We […]

Michael Jackson

E! News takes you inside the courtroom – sort of


This article by SCOTT STEEPLETON, NEWS-PRESS ASSISTANT METRO EDITOR is reprinted from the Santa Barbara News Press. Cameras are barred from the courtroom where Michael Jackson sits accused of molesting a teenage boy, but that hasn’t stopped E! Entertainment Television from going “inside” the trial. The cable network known for puff pieces on plastic surgeons, […]

Nike Billboard

Nike iD Interactive Billbard in Times Square


Nike, as part of it’s Nike iD program, has just unveiled a new 22-story billboard in Times Square.  It is a pioneering effort in interactivity and design.  You use your cell phone to design a sneaker that will be displayed for all the world to see and then you can download your footwear masterpiece to […]


Podcasting – to Infinity and Beyond!


No matter how you look at them, Podcasts are simply amateur audio recordings.  Some are in show formats, some are simply stream of consciousness audio musings, others are indistinguishable from professional radio station fodder – but, no matter what the content, they are what they are. Interestingly enough, user generated content has been a huge […]

Real Player

Real Asks, “Rent or Buy… How About Both”?


Rob Glaser, founder and CEO of Real Networks, took out more than a few full page ads to tout his new semi-free, music rental service, Rhapsody25 — a revamped version of Real’s Rhapsody online music service that allows users to download and listen to 25 songs a month free of charge. They also announced Rhapsody […]