"When CNN launched in the 1980s the live capability of a satellite network was breathtaking and transformative.
Now, technological developments mean that for the most part the internet has replaced satellite links for capturing and distributing the news. At the same time, consumers have broadband links to home, office, tablet and phone. Yet the industry remains wedded to the idea of a single, linear channel. Audiences have never been convinced. Viewing figures for news channels have always been low – spiking when a big event happens. The justification for broadcasters was to have a rolling spine of coverage that could be turned to at moments of need. Increasingly, however, we turn to the internet.”
A very good article about the 24/7 TV News business, Having worked at CNN in the 1980s and 1990s, I agree their day has been over for awhile.
Wow. Great find and article by Steve Cichon
With Jobs’s approval, they preprogrammed the phone’s display to always show five bars of signal strength regardless of its true strength. …. If the radio crashed and restarted, as we suspected it might, we didn’t want people in the audience to see that,” Grignon says. “So we just hard-coded it to always show five bars. — On Steve Job’s and the first iPhone demo at Macworld. What you see isn’t always what is true http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/magazine/and-then-steve-said-let-there-be-an-iphone.html
I recall that some of the real top search terms at Yahoo were for Google, Amazon, and other big websites.
TIL from Tumblr that this blog just turned two. Happy Birthday.
My iPhone has 2 million times the storage of the 1969 Apollo 11 spacecraft computer. They went to the moon. I throw birds at pig houses. — @BillMurray
There’s always a defect, always a slow drip, somewhere. Every plan, every organization, every venture has a glitch.
The question isn’t, “is this perfect?” The question is, “will this get me there?”
Sometimes we make the mistake of ignoring the big leaks, the ones that threaten our journey.
More often, though, we’re so busy fixing tiny leaks that we get distracted from the real goal, which is to go somewhere. — Seth Godin
@SHAQ , Shaquille O’Neal, (7 ft 1 in) picks up our TCTV Reporter Colleen Taylor following our interview at SXSW. I had asked him if we could get a photo of both of them after the interview and this is what he did.