History Channel: Oh, SNAP!

I’ve been known to rag on PBS programming at times for being boring or uncompelling, but some of the cable channels out there are guilty of something worse: manipulating the public and programming against the very name of their channel. Thanks to our friends at GraphJam (from the folks that brought you I Can Has…

Rosenblum Resurrected

Back in February 2007 I was blown away by Michael Rosenblum, keynote speaker at the Integrated Media Association conference in Boston. I’ve shared this video on DVD, shown it to colleagues and helped the IMA post it to their web site back then. But it’s buried at the IMA site and it deserves much more…

Mundt cuts the cord, lives to tell about it

Bravo to Todd Mundt on both “cutting the cord” from his cable company and writing in-depth about the process and experience of consuming media — up to and including HD video — without cable (or satellite) TV service. The mix of technologies required today are a bit daunting to anyone that wants just a plain…

Why traditional TV production is dead

TV stations and professional staffs — commercial and noncommercial alike — have been around for more than a generation. Television started in the middle of the last century and since then thousands of people across the country have built careers upon the technologies, processes and the advertising dollars that flowed freely for decades. A complex…