THe CBC has a lot going for it, including first rate news, great cutural programming and a radio network that can’t be beat. BUt where they continually fall flat on their faces is their misguided attempt to win over the youth demographic. Elaine Corden’s article in the Tyee succinctly describes the CBC’s folly, as does her explanation on her blog as to how it hurts as a loyal CBC fan to watch Mothercorp tie itself in ribbons chasing an audience that doesn’t actually want anything to do with it.
The drums! Glimpses of Gallifrey, the Master at his hammy finest, a Prime Minister gone mad and a wizened Doctor…the Sound of Drums was a chaotic grab bag of fun. And so was this podcast, as Steven and Warren ramble with little rhyme or reason and speculate wildly as to the future of the show, the nature of the Toclafane, and other ponderous matters. We even managed to throw a couple of promos into the mix this time. Enjoy! (feed, web, direct download)
Hurry up and die already, record industry, because I’m getting a little sick and tired of the post-mortems rehashing all the dumb moves and self-preservational tactics you’ve been using over the past half-decade, rather than changing your business model and giving your customers what they want.
John C. Dvorak (who gets no spam, by the way) is sick and tired of all the iPhone hype. Can’t say I blame the guy, though since Canada is deprived of the vaunted “Jesus Phone,” the hype here has been a low rumble and not the mad cackle of consumerism gone mad. (note: Mel and I sat in the very spot those fellows are lining up not two months ago. Heh.)
New York mayor and noted billionaire Mike Bloomberg recently announced his shift to “Independent” status, a move widely seen as mere preparation for a run at the White House. I’m not overly familiar with the guy’s policies, but at first glance I’m inclined to say he wouldn’t make a bad choice. The New Yorker says much the same, though in a much more NY-centric fashion.
I got invited to a Microsoft event last Thursday introducing Microsoft Expression to Vancouver’s tech community. Though I’m a big tech-head, I was there more because of my blogging and PR background, and I was also able to suggest a few names to the people at High Road Communications who put on the event, amongst them Boris Mann, who did a good write-up about the event. I also shot some video as a test run of some possible future vlogging, so expect to see that up on the net in the next few days. I’m hoping to cover local tech stuff and other events in more detail once we ramp up our redesign of Freyburg.com down the road…..more on that later.
Dick Cheney is the most powerful vice-president in the history of the United States. But while that’s a platitude often mouthed in the media with no real follow-up, the Washington Post goes one better and begun a four part series examining Cheney, his policies and his mastery of behind the scenes subterfuge.