Documentaries fascinate me, and Restrepo is gripping. The Oscar-nominated documentary chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, “Restrepo,” named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. My […]
Yesterday I turned on my Samsung Blueray player to tune into Pandora (which sounds amazing cranked through my A/V system). I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve used my Blueray player to watch a disc, but I’m constantly using the various web apps: Netflix, Hulu Plus, and especially Pandora. As the […]
What is a browser? Ask the typical man (or woman) on the street that question and you’ll get some surprising answers. Back in April 2009, some folks at Google did just that. They took a video camera to the streets of New York City to ask people “What is a browser?” Watch… Clearly there is […]
Recently an update to the WordPress iPhone/iPad app was released in the iTunes App Store. One of the interesting new features is the ability to record, upload, attach and play videos directly within the app. I know several people who would love to streamline and simplify the process of posting video in near real time, […]
David McCandless is a journalist who has developed a passion for making sense of data, beautifully. It’s a fascinating talk on finding patterns and truth through visualization, when data alone won’t suffice.
Last July, I spoke at the inaugural Ignite/LA on the use of virtual communities to enable strategic knowledge sharing across the enterprise. It took a while, but the video is now online. The Ignite format uses 20 slides which auto-advance every 15 seconds making the presentation length a total of five minutes. The next Ignite/LA […]
Rolling Stone magazine made Kaki King the first women on the Guitar Gods list. Kaki has a unique, percussive style that can’t be fully appreciated without seeing it. Fortunately for us, her entire 15 minute performance at TED is now available. It’s worth watching. Now you’ve seen it. Have a nice Sunday.