Saturday, May 8, 2004

Media Revolt: A Manifesto
Excerpt: I thought this was an excellent essay. I do not think the media today serves the public's purpose at all. It appeals to the lowest, basest denominator of what will sell. In Media Revolt: A Manifesto, David Neiwert writes: Journalism is kind of like the weather. We all like to complain about it, but none of us ever do anything about it. Some more...

Monday, October 4, 2004

Cries of 'media bias' hide sloppy thinking
Excerpt: Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/26/2004 | Center Square | Cries of 'media bias' hide sloppy thinking For journalists, it's getting Rather weird. The ruling spin on Dan's Big Blunder seems to be: Rather exposed as a biased hack; mainstream media exposed as arrogant, obsolete gatekeepers; the blogosphere rules! For any journalist who understands his real job - helping the public life of this nation work...

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

On new media subsuming the old
Excerpt: Next: The Google Street Journal Working at a major metropolitan newspaper these days can feel a bit like working for the East German Politburo, circa 1988. It's a good gig with great benefits, and people seek you out at cocktail parties, but you have this sense that your days are numbered. Old media continues to fret over the rise of new media, the dividing...

Friday, May 6, 2005

The Disney Muppets: why that just isn't funny
Excerpt: This Article in the Times of London on the purchase of the Muppets franchise by the Disney corporation caused me to attempt to buy the The Best of the Muppet Show on DVD from Amazon, my fear being that the DVDs will disappear shortly to be re-edited and re-issued, regurgitating the corporate claptrap that Disney will feel is appropriate, removing all humor that could...

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Spoof of current Tourism Australia campaign
Excerpt: Via AdRants a spoof of the current Tourism Australia Where The Bloody Hell Are You? campaign: YouTube - Where The Bloody Hell Are You? Spoof....

Monday, May 1, 2006

Rearranging the Type on the Times-tanic
Excerpt: Peter Merholz, in response to The New York Times' idiotic announcement: Microsoft Software Will Let Times Readers Download Paper, writes: Apart from a few designers, no one cares about The Times' "look". (from peterme.com: Let's Put the Cat Back in the Bag). This isn't new for the Times. I recall that for quite awhile you could get the front page in Adobe Acrobat format...

Friday, May 5, 2006

BetterBadNews
Excerpt: I don't know what to make of this other than it's funny and likely over the heads of 98.9% of the public internet: Better Bad News. Take talking heads who seem to be from an alternate-PBS talkshow world, and mash up topics ranging from blog angst to the ongoing "problem" in Iraq and this is what you get. I found it funny, but I...

Saturday, June 16, 2007

HIMYM: HD 2.0
Excerpt: I had a dreadful realization the other day. There's few shows on TV that I actually enjoy watching: the original CSI, the BBC's Life On Mars (limited to only two seasons), Battlestar Galactica (in bursts), Bones, and How I Met Your Mother. I've talked to a few of our friends, and those that actually watch TV also like How I Met Your Mother. And...

Saturday, February 9, 2008

All you need to know about FOX News
Excerpt: … is right here: John McCain …too liberal for FOX News....

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Spent five years running the technology side of the circus known as www.ibm.com.

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