Magazines Come to TV

January 10, 2012

…or so said the article announcing Walrus TV. (more…)

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Hulu and the Future of Publishing

July 29, 2011

The difficulties facing online TV website Hulu are a mirror to the challenges facing all publishers as we move toward the future.

Brian Stelter held up that mirror in an excellent article in last weekend’s New York Times. It’s the best piece I’ve read this year examining the future of publishing.

Anyone familiar with this site understands that I see television as a publishing medium, as I do music, movies and magazines. (more…)

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The Publishing App is Dead

June 22, 2011

In The Wall Street Journal today the ever-reliable Walt Mossberg reviews the first Google Chrome computers. Of course the first version ain’t very good, and they really screwed up on the pricing. But it is the future (or part of it, anyway). (more…)

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An American Colony Called Canada

May 9, 2011

Please Uncle Sam…Can we watch your TV shows & videos online?

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Why God Gave us YouTube

August 19, 2010

You’ve gagged on Gaga and barfed on Bieber. Now, and for the first time, the real purpose of YouTube is presented for your viewing amazement!

Remarkable. If you can’t watch the whole thing, make sure you see the kid starting just after the 3 minute mark. Otherworldly. The Master Vittal Gole of Wai Maharashtra India points out “Each player has different nature and talent. Just enjoy it!”

More videos and the story of the Indian sport of Mallkhamb are available online, not surprisingly quite a bit more interesting than the lifes of #1 and #2 on YouTube.

As “Seaoftea” so deftly notes in YouTube’s comments: “WTF is this? Why isn’t this in the Olympics?” The Master responds: “That’s why I’m promoting it!”

YouTube: all is forgiven. I would never have discovered this on broadcast TV’s America’s Funniest Home Videos.

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