Every damn time!
By December 24, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Every damn time!

I guess I like smart television. Which is too bad, really. Every damn time (Arrested Development reference, see below) I learn about a great television show worth watching, it’s either just been cancelled or labeled by network executives as ‘too smart for television’ which an intimate cult following can’t save with a flash mob (for the […]

Posted in: Media, Television
Usage Based Billing on Power Play
By November 15, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Usage Based Billing on Power Play

I appeared on Power Play with OpenMedia’s Steve Thomson to talk about the CRTC’s ruling on usage-based billing. Sadly, CTV doesn’t make it possible to embed their video clips on other sites. So, if you’re interested, you’ll have to go to their site to see the clip. Before our segment, Don Martin spoke with CRTC Chairman Konrad […]

Are you kidding? I love the Bluths!
By November 5, 2010 3 Comments Read More →

Are you kidding? I love the Bluths!

Andrea and I share a special language and elevated understanding of the world thanks to the TV show Arrested Development. Despite the fact it lasted only two-and-a-half seasons. the dialog and context of the show is the gift that keeps on giving. Thankfully, word is the movie is still in the works.

Posted in: Rambles, Television
Evolution of media intimacy (Tod Maffin at PAB2010)
By July 28, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Evolution of media intimacy (Tod Maffin at PAB2010)

Clip videos of the PAB2010 conference speaking sessions are starting to appear online. The first of the series is a nine-minute section of Tod Maffin‘s workshop on “IT”. Specifically, the video focuses on the evolution of media intimacy, from “original” stage performance, through radio, television and now digital media including podcasting.

The effect of new technology on people
By December 9, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

The effect of new technology on people

In case you haven’t seen it before, there’s a video of a Norwegian comedy troupe skit using the introduction of the book as a way to poke fun at the need for handholding as organizations roll out new technology. I like to use this video in my presentations since the skit explores people, process and […]

Posted in: Technology
Hot and Cold Media (part 1): Media in the digital age
By September 9, 2009 2 Comments Read More →

Hot and Cold Media (part 1): Media in the digital age

It’s easy to see that specializing and streamlining is not the beacon of fortunes the media conglomerates have been counting on. Radio and television in particular have been gambling on homogenized content and centralized programming in an attempt to make their content work on the widest scale possible; all of this at the expense of […]

Posted in: Media, Print, Radio, Television
John Cleese: radio interviews beat television interviews
By July 16, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

John Cleese: radio interviews beat television interviews

I happened to catch the first ten minutes of Jian Gomeshi’s interview of John Cleese (rhymes with ‘cheese’) on this morning’s edition of CBC Radio’s Q.  The interview opened with Mr. Cleese pointing out how much more he enjoys radio interviews over television interviews noting that on radio, the interviewer and interviewee can follow each […]

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A whole new world
By January 21, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

A whole new world

The world of social and new media reached a new plateau, yesterday, when CNN teamed up with Facebook, Cisco and Microsoft to deliver CNN Live, a live and social experience that the entire world got caught up in. From my small home office in Ottawa, I felt as though I was truly a part of […]