Todays links of interest:
- The New Naughty
Or as Jim would say, frakkin’ right!
- ‘Old’ radio fights satellite with HD as its weapon
The advantage of "old" radio: free. The disadvantage of "old" radio: programming. HD won’t change listener minds. Maybe it’s time to figure out why they’re leaving fo satellite in the first place.
- Don?t Get Stampeded By The 7.1 Parade
On the relative merits of 7.1 vs. 5.1. Personally I’m happy with 2.1. After all, I only have two ears.
- Dr. Gervais’s Frankenstein
The power of podcasts: how they can transform a local cult figure into a world-wide cult figure. "… if the next Einstein or Newton comes along and nicks me idea about people aging backwards and turning into a baby ? if that happens, I’ll be livid."
- Digital product placement alters TV landscape
Related, no doubt, to the technology that is used to fill a cafe on Caprica with many different versions of the known Cylon models.
- A see change
A consideration of all of the shows with seasons starting this spring; the "perpetual TV Season"; and great cancellation stories, including the show that got canceled during its very first ep.
- The Last Aria of Tony Soprano
Speaking of shows with seasons starting this spring, here’s an interview with the two men who are responsible for creating one of the greatest charcters in all of popular culture.
- Terry Gilliam Calls For Better Movie Piracy
In the latest volley in his now decades-old war against Hollywood, Gilliam says that his only quibble with DVD piracy is the low quality, not the money that H’wood claims it’s losing.
- PlayStation3 Delayed?
Stories are flying that Sony’s PlayStation3 — scheduled for this spring — could be delayed as far out as 2007. This could affect the penetration of Sony’s Blu-Ray version of the HD DVD.
- Study Finds Test Scores Not Lowered by Television
So by all means, use the TV as your defacto babysitter!
- He Helped Build the iPod; Now He Has Built a Rival
A former Apple designer has created a new media player for Samsung. While the player offers a quality user experience, there’s still no iTunes support.
- Dick Cavett vs. Sly Stone
Clips like this one are the reason why YouTube is so great. Until they get shut down, sued, or bought out …
- Most get news from broadcasters
This probably should be noted by CBS executives. Consider this our attempt to help them.
- Top 10 Strangest iPod Accessories
Apparently Wurlitzer doesn’t realizes that iPod owners don’t need a 100 CD changer.
- Survey: Rural Broadband Users Closing Gap
In order for the new media revolution to take place, broadband needs to be as common as cable television. It’s getting there.
- Ask Bouncing Butler in Ambitious Makeover
RIP Jeeves – Ask.com thinks living without a butler will save its world.