Thursday, January 04, 2007

new media economics

I love how investment banks are the true pro's of package regurgitation - almost like legal plagarism. This report is one such example. If i were mr bubblegen i might be slightly peaved, as i for one certainly saw alot of these concepts first on Umairs site, and quite some time ago. I would have made the point alot quicker by analysing the networks content of Saddams execution with that of the user generated one. (however dark and ironic it may be)

Friday, December 01, 2006

3 Months off

Wow - have not posted in 3 months. much has happened! got married, took time off - travelled south america..... I intend to make a resolution and start putting my thoughts out there again .

Saturday, July 29, 2006

on: sea change in information consumption

Ok - so by know most of us are over loaded on information regarding the mid-east developments. Mostly through TV, then news papers and internet and so on. then i went to Jeff Jarvis blog - buzz machine - a wonderful free thinking blogger he may be - just go and read the comments on his posts about the subject. make your own conclusions but i am completely blown away.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

on: the politics of ignorance

not much to say here - read this

Friday, July 14, 2006

The best VC pitch ever

Someone put this up and you tube and i had to grab it. One of the most hilarious comics in recent times manages to capture how truly absurd a VC pitch can be. Pure genius

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

On: Mumbai

Well another sorry tale in religious differences distorted. Today we turn to Mumbai, bustling city of 17 million people comes to a complete halt after what has become an all too common tactic of simulataneous transportation bombings kills at least 135. What struck me as i watched this coverage - CNN flipped to its indian affiliate this afternoon - was how much emphasis they were placing on citizen journalism or CJ. Social ly integrating media output - participation of viewership in the shaping of events, highly time sensitive transport mediums (texting). The talking head was literally begging the viewership to ' text in your mobile video clips of what you saw'. And this is CNN! well its no atlanta i know that for sure. i found it truly fascinating to see a tragic event unfold through the eyes of hundreds of CJ's. CNN India was using its key distribution asset to allow indians to tell their own story. Ofcourse - this is of no significance in the face of the tragedy that these bent individuals have seen fit to impose on innocents. My thoughts are with all those who are going through tragic circumstances and hardship.

Friday, June 23, 2006

On Music of the week

Well i bought 3 albums this week. My fiancee and I are in the process of selecting the music for are looming wedding, and we looked back over our 10 years together and found this gem. If you have not hear this before give it a go CHICANE A beautiful album - pity no others followed. The second album i bought was Keane's new one. Just starting to listen to it -- but for a sophmore album i am impressed from how much of a departure it is from hoeps and fears Finally, and again, on the wedding tip, i looked back and re-purchased Dzihan an Kamiens debut album called freaks and icons Beautiful down tempo, dark, moody stuff. I am going to try and do this every week so any suggestions for new stuff, wedding stuff, old classics and so on would be great.