Friday, April 15, 2005

Voice Over IP a fad?

Well, today Skype hit the 100 million download mark... does that sound like a fad to you?

Link via EuroTeloc Blog.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Measuring TV

(NYTimes article)

If you're "incumbenet media", this has gotta hurt...

"...Turow said he now sees little difference between television and the Internet. Nor do his students at Penn. They watch ''The O.C.'' wherever and whenever -- on their laptops, at home on TiVo and by swapping the show (perhaps illegally) through a Web-based file-sharing program called BitTorrent. The coming generation is accustomed to the idea of watching or listening to anything on any device that's nearby, Turow said. In the meantime, his generation (he's in his 50's) ''still thinks of media in these compartmentalized ways.''..."

Link via The Long Tail and the NYTimes.

"mnayh, were's your innovation now?, mnayh"

Chinese hardware and Indain software?
China's PM thinks so...

Link via Slashdot.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Brad Bird: "Mr. Incredible"

A great audio interview with Brad Bird, writer/director of "The Incredibles" and "Iron Giant". He's a true visionary in the world of animation.. and he's also the voice of "Edna" the fashion designer who makes super hero costumes.

Link to "Fresh Air" at NPR.

NYC Event: Who Owns Culture?

An event hosted by Wired, at the New York Public Library.

This should be an interesting one... think it's going to webcast live and hopefully made available as a archive.
Look for a link after the jump.

Link via LessigBlog.

Link to review of the event via Unmediated.

Now this IS sweet!

A "knock-off" Nelson Ball Clock... made out of Tootsie Pops and an Oatmeal container.

Link via BoingBoing.

"That'd be pretty sweet"

Hope this comes to fruition. I can't imagine Apple not competing (well, actually, kicking SONY's ass) in this device category.

Link via Gizmodo.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

How young people will consume news...

Media guru Merrill Brown and the Carnegie Corporation have just released a must-read report about the future of the news business. "In short, the future of the U.S. news industry is seriously threatened by the seemingly irrevocable move by young people away from traditional sources of news," writes Brown.

Link via Lost Remote.