Today’s links of interest:
- ‘Gilmore Girls’ isn’t what it used to be
The problem: people are speechifying *at* each other (like in an Aaron Sorkin show) , instead talking *to* each other (like in an Amy Sherman-Palladino show).
- Which masterpieces are secretly crap?
Yeah, you’re gonna disagree.
- Resurrecting ‘7th Heaven’ — on the Cheap
Or, as we like to call it, the show that wouldn’t die.
- U.S. TV networks enjoy solid start to fall season
Never fear…television is still alive and kicking.
- Microsoft Makes Play for Concert Webcasts
It’s good to see that Microsoft is returning to its 90’s glory: trying to be everything to everybody.
- Microsoft spin-off to take on MySpace, Facebook
So many things to say…so few hours in the day.
- Google says focus on Web search, not own content
This is exactly the message they’ve been sending forever. Now, can we move on to the important stuff? Content creators…you can’t be seen if you don’t make an appearance.
- T.O. tried suicide, Dallas police report says
Well, he hadn’t been in the headlines for over a week.
- Viacom’s chief challenge: Conquering online media
Conquering is a pretty tall order. My guess is that they’d just settle for decent market share.
- CinemaNow’s Internet Cliff-Hanger
Downloadable movie hits street same day as DVD. Priced at .99. All good. Bad: It’s the "Fast and the Furious 3: Tokyo Drift."
- Pirate Radio Challenges Feds
The one thing nobody has explained to my satisfaction is how they’re public airwaves, yet only a few are allowed to access them.
- When the Bad Buzz Arrives Before the Movie Does
Darn audiences, always paying attention to negative buzz. Or maybe it’s just that they’ve decided going into hock for bad movies is a dumb idea.
- From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism
In other words, pretty soon, we’ll be accessing our laptops via wireless connections on the Haight.
- Fox Shuffles New Season Shows
As we enter the final weeks of baseball, Fox shows that it has its priorities straight.
- Syndicate Says ‘Boondocks’ May Not Return
Say it isn’t so — without new Huey, Kirk won’t get up in the morning.
- Tech’s experts predict future / We may become pets of robots