Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Internet TV: This Changes Everything!

On Tuesday, January 23, The Revolution Began.

I got home a little after 6:30 in the evening, and my son was watching the President's "State of the Union" speech on his lap top. He was using Internet TV, over a wireless DSL connection.

This was what the futurists and pundits had been predicting would happen.

The final piece of the puzzle was collaboration of major TV network providers to join forces and make live internet TV available.

What you need to make it work, is a broadband internet connection and Windows Media Player 9. That's it.

Goodbye cable. Goodbye regular tv.

If you don't know what this means, let me tell you:

This IS a Very Big Deal.

This Changes EVERYTHING!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Sunday Politics and Defining Terms

As I began my morning breakfast, I pondered on the following:

Maybe it's time I gave a definition of terms, specifically: Media Circus.

Circus is pretty easy. At a circus, a lot of things are happening at the same time. Five rings, and a lot of clowns all over the place. You may not know it but there is nothing worse than a media clown.

It's a circus.

Thus, it's sometimes hard to take it all in. And even harder to focus on the total meaning. It becomes a form of gestalt, where the whole means a lot more than the sum of its parts.

MEDIA is very inclusive in my definition. To me it began with the mass media analyses by Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), and his book: The Medium is the Massage. [message fits too!].

That's a good start, but it also has to do with Media Transmission of the message which is becoming a Circus of it's own.

To paraphrase a popular AD, "More Taste, Less filling...". Less Text, more Tidbits.

We digest less information as we take in more sound-bites.

The Media IS (more important than) THE MESSAGE, not the substance.

OBAMA announces his running for President on the WEB, not a press conference.

FACE THE NATION had 3 of the reporters that quit their respective newspapers to form a New Political WEB SITE called POLITICO.COM which begins this tuesday.

Hilary announces she too is running for the Presidency, by Press Conference.


Friday, January 19, 2007


A New Lean and Clean HUNTER is coming to the WEB!

KOOLHUNTER.COM will be up shortly. An RSS and ATOM online aggregator that finds the IMPORTANT Sites.

Not the 60 billion that DON'T really Matter.


A Blog prototype is at:

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Light Reading and CES Musings:

A common complaint about CES and MacWorld Shows is that they have a lot of stuff that is Not-Quite-Ready YET, or will never see the LIGHT-Of-Day. But that goes with MOST Shows anyway...It's a given.

The Sharp 108-inch LCD HDTV is real by the way. An unnamed basketball player has put in an order for one and the mechanical device to LOWER it from the ceiling..

This year, the Buzz from the keynotes came from Steve Jobs at MacWorld and the gaga over "iphone" (maybe I can't use that name?) IPHONE. I just listen to count how many times Steve uses the hackneed phrase: "Order of a magnatude..." to describe new stuff.

On the other, side of the coin...The Fatter part, CES, where Bill Gates gave his keynote address that most pundits tune-off. Bill still hasn't learn how to SELL hackneed phrases.

The big question was: "Will this be Bill's LAST-KEYNOTE before retiring?"

For those with a historical bent, most videos of the keynotes are available online. Even the classic Apple commercial called "1984" which introduced the First MAC is online.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Tuesday Morning TWITs

Tuesday, in the a.m., listening to my PSP RSS feed of Leo Laporte's TWIT (This Week In Tech) podcast review of CES 2007. The TWIT Website describes the proceedings thus:
January 15th, 2007 TWiT 84: Hahn, I'm Home! Hosts: Leo Laporte, John C. Dvorak, Robert Heron, Hahn Choi, and Cory Doctorow Our CES post-mortem
HD TV's was the main focus of the CES recap and that included the Sharp 108-inch LCD HDTV.

Holy Hannah!!!

Picture from ENGADGET website on top.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

The Code Searchers:

According to LJ (Linux Journal): "In Journalism, three examples create a TREND and in Business Schools, professors teach that three competitors create a market category. These two tropes now apply to CODE SEARCH..."

Google, the number 1 search engine has spun off a searcher just for Coders (Hackers), called Code Search.

But Google isn't the first search to Kater to Koders (yeah, I'm going to replace a lot of C's for K's here...:).

THIS market category was started three years ago by .

Sometime later, Krugle joined in with their Code Searcher, called (don't ask me why).

The big deal about Google jumping on the bandwagon is that it draws attention to a category of search that we might not know about.

These wonderful programs we run by clicking a button or icon, don't come out of thin air.
Real hackers, sometimes working on their own in the wee hours, create this magic.

And I for one think, that helping them with these Code Search Engines, is a REAL GOOD IDEA.

wingman out.