Tuesday, July 17, 2007

IPTV is in Your Kids' Bedrooms

Everyone is talking about IPTV and the fact that "it is coming." Hello. It is already here and more than likely in your kids' bedrooms.

If you have not recently chekced out the XBOX 360 and all that XBOX Live has to offer, I strongly suggest you do for a glimpse of IPTV in its current form. Movies, ecommerce, games, shorter form content, all available with your controller.

My friends it is not an illusion - it is here. Digital content has never been so accessible and once content producers start understanding how to effectively deliver this stuff - it will really get interesting.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

The Future - an interesting topic

It is interesting how a topic, like oh, let's say The Future, can hold so many different meanings to so many different people.

One person's vision of the future can be as clear as crystal, while their neighbor could have no thought processed at all about tomorrow, much less the next 5, 10 or even 30 years.

In my case I have made my living over the last several years not only reading, learning, understanding and applying the future to my career, but also to my life and the lives of others. I have firmly planted myself into the thick of the digital media transition and pride myself on how well I understand the direction in which the communications industry (mass media, segmented media, email, IM, mobile, WIFI, direct delivery systems, etc.) is going.

One thing that I have learned and think is incredibly ironic, is that as well as I understand and know the direction of this industry, I seem to have somehow lost track or become a bit less certain of my own future.