While you were trying to process the fact that you’d actually gotten a new job after all this time, here’s what we were looking at:
- Preparing For The Summer Blockbuster – While people are obsessing over whether the fifth Harry Potter movie is going to outgross the third Pirates movie, here’s the biggest battle brewing in Hollywood this summer.
David Chase, Don’t Tell Us If Tony Soprano Is Dead – As long as we are starting useless online petitions to creators of HBO shows, I think I’m going to to start one to ask David Milch what the hell is going on at the beginning of John From Cincinnati.
- Do You Want Spiral Frog? Get Thee To Canada! – Of course, if you don’t currently have a valid passport to get into Canada and actually try Spiral Frog, by the time you actually get one, it might actually have launched here!
- How to Start a Political Revolution Without Breaking the Law – A long, very well-researched look at the legal issues surrounding the use of social media to disseminate political messages.
- TOC: Book Publishers Meet the Future – In a weird way, as the oldest of all of the technologies responding to the digital future, it makes sense that the publishing industry would be one of the slowest. On the other hand, as Kirk points out in his report from O’Reilly Media’s Tools of Change for Publishing conference, an elegant solution to the problem of updating the plain old book can resonate on a emotional level that say, a set-top box for integrating your TV and your computer probably couldn’t.