Category: News & Commentary

Re-selecting the Times

I was disappointed that they created Times Select in the first place, but at least now you can access the archive of articles online for free from the convenience of your web browser. That is if you have a “.edu” email address.

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Winds of Change Part II

So it turns out that Demetri Martin, who I know from The Daily Show and who appeared in Microsoft’s Soapbox video sharing site, is doing a whole series of videos for Microsoft called Clearification. You can tell after a few videos where this thing is going – how Windows Vista is going to change your

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Winds of Change

Kodak – “They’re going to turn the schmaltz back up to 11” How’s that for a tag line. This is one of those internal company videos that got released to the public, ala the “Microsoft Designs the iPod Package” and it’s gone viral. You know what they say, you can’t fix the problem until you

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Huh? Udell’s Going Where?

Watch the video for my reaction to Jon Udell going to Microsoft. Now that you’re up off the floor, listen to the interview he does of himself answering the pertinent questions. It sounds like a great job and I can think of few people more capable. Good luck Jon! UPDATE: Scoble’s Take. Rex Hammock’s Take.

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Seriously Shocked

I’ve been using a product from Serious Magic called Visual Communicator since it came out in 2001. An email in my inbox alerted me that the company has been acquired by none other than Adobe! It’s always serious news when a product you have known and loved gets bumped into the big time, and it

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Free Hugs and Fixing Politics

By way of Dave Winer I saw what he describes as a sweet video on You Tube. However, there’s more to the story, and more to be said about the story. I’ll let you watch and read. File this under cock-eyed optimist.

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President Frawley’s Inauguration

I had the opportunity to work on getting the video of President Frawley’s Inauguration up on UMW’s website this weekend. The people who asked me to “work” on a Saturday forgot how much fun this kind of stuff is to me. While the job of capturing video and editing is not hard work (and I

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Would You Spend $14.99 to Kill Time?

I like talking about video. I like watching TV. I like watching movies. These days the video takes all forms. VHS tape is still around (at least that’s the rumor), DVDs are going strong, and HD-DVD and Blu-Ray videos are making waves. Don’t forget web video. It’s low quality, generally, but still very watchable (ever

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Mark Warner is in Second Life

This may not phase the voting public in the least, but my underdog candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination, Mark Warner, is in Second Life! Does this raise his cool factor or his geek quotient?

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