Sarcastro asks: Sarcastro, who is guest-blogging this weekend at Nashville Is Talking, sarcastroiscally asks: “What’s Not To Love About Global Warming?” since it’s the last weekend in January and here in Nashville, it’s sunny and 65 degrees. (This also explains why there will be no more posts on this weblog until well-after sundown.)
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The future of ‘media design’: Except for using the word “consumers” (I read, view, listen to, etc. media, I do not consume it), here’s a great quote from an article in MediaPost:
“The biggest mistake the media industry and Madison Avenue make when they think about media design…is looking at the experience through their own eyes, as opposed to consumers.”
(via: MIT Advertising Lab weblog)
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Buddy magazines: Two guys are starting a magazine about police life. And another two guys are starting a magazine about groom life. Here’s a mashup story idea they can both run: cops that bust bachelor parties.
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On e-mail newsletters: In, ironically, the travel section of the Sunday New York Times, comes the following quote (from the article, “There’s a Popular New Code for Deals: RSS“):
“For many people, e-mail newsletters are fast becoming the Internet equivalent of the Sunday paper: compendiums of useful information, often left unread in lieu of life’s other tasks.”
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Disintermediation is in the air today: Dave Winer on the Venture Capital business:
“Take out the middleman. We don’t need the partners, limited or general, they gum up the works. We need money to start new ventures. Luckily we know the people with the money, they’re the users. And we need people to validate the ideas. Same people, the users.”
Jeff Jarvis on the conference business:
“The conference business is ripe for revolution. If newspapers, TV, magazines, books, reference works, telecommunications, entertainment, retail, real estate, recruiting, and countless other industries are exploding thanks to the internet and the direct connections it enables, then so should conferences. Why shouldn’t we organize our own better conferences on our own terms?”
How to monitor the response to these essays: (Based on an earlier post) If VCs and conference organizers attack the ideas instead of explaining the benefits of their current models, then you know they think the ideas are great.