Today’s links of interest:
- What happens when the Internet and geography collide
A look at the obsessions of Google Earth users.
- David Brent’s Microsoft training video
David Brent for CEO of Microsoft! He’d get to the bottom of this whole Zune thing. Also: Zune would come pre-loaded with the video for "If You Don’t Know Me By Now."
- Death by PowerPoint
If the war in Iraq doesn’t seem to be going so well it could be because it was planned in PowerPoint.
- Artists take paintings to masses
File under: Who needs a middleman?
- “Walker Evans: Carbon and Silver”
A look at digital photography and its impact on our world.
- Bummer of a TV summer on network and cable channels
Needless to say, the mainstream media needs to read Jim’s post about the greatness of summer television.
- Money Is the Real Star in Hollywood
Money has always been the real star in Hollywood. Do not be confused by man behind the curtain.
- The newspaper industry : More media, less news
Another installment of the long, painful move into the modern world by the newspaper industry.
- Nielsen’s Numbers: More Aging People, Fewer New Orleanians
Older viewers rule when it comes to television. Advertisers will respond to this news by continuing to target the youth market. In other news, it turns out there are fewer TVs in New Orleans. Someone paid to discover this.
- AOL to Sell Downloads From 4 Studios
As availability becomes more ubiquitous, the next big hurdle will be consumers and pricing.
- MySpace: The Magazine
Yet another publication I won’t subscribe to — sorry, too much paper, too little time!
- This Pirate Flopped
Office Pirates is now being touted as a failed experiment. Our analysis? Time Warner didn’t get it. There’s no reason why this could be a shoestring operation that becomes huge…oh right, they think the Internet is like a television network. Limited band
- IWoz Logs Leap From Geek to Icon
Steve Wozniak finally publishes his autobiography. What took so long? Turns out he was just looking for a good writer.