Whether you’re an Apple fanboy (like me) or a hater, you had to enjoy the skewering delivered by The Simpsons last night. It was some of the sharper satire we’ve seen out of the show in a while. (See video clips after the jump). But for all the merriment rampant in Apple’s Mac/PC ad campaigns, [...]
Great piece on 60 Minutes last night about cheating from insiders on online poker sites. What really struck me was that the bulk of the investigative lifting was done by aggrieved gamblers (who also happened to be attorneys). The point is that they piled through tons of documents and spreadsheets to prove the pattern and [...]
Best idea I’ve seen in a long time.
I’m in my hotel after the day has wrapped at the always-excellent ILM08 and feeling like the guy in the sci-fi film whose calculations indicate the asteroid is about to hit while the rest of the rubes are blissfully ignorant. I’m shocked its not all over the Interwebs already, so I guess I’ll be the [...]
Andy Rooney is my least favorite commentator anywhere, ever. Generally, his senile ramblings at the end of 60 Minutes bring me to apoplexy. But this week’s paean to newspapers was just sad. To think that a discussion of the woes of newspapers today remotely calls for a comparison to television is beyond clueless, even for [...]
Ted Turner has been a longtime hero of mine — It was an article he wrote about the media business that was the last push to leave a safe, lucrative publishing job to start a local media business. I just stumbled on a nice CNN interview with him. For me, this was the money-shot:
“So, when you say that I’m saying mean things, you’re violating my right to free speech, so your right to free speech by criticizing me should be shut off right now, goshdarnit.”
As a new media guy, I suppose it’s heresy to say that I find some of the en vogue (or at least formerly en vogue) services to be utterly ridiculous. Twitter’s one example (but that’s another post). I tried really hard to see Second Life as something more than a timesuck for gullible ex-dungeonmasters and [...]