Posts from April 22, 2004

Broadcasting anywhere, everywhere

Broadcasting anywhere, everywhere
: Getaloada this TV-station-in-a-box from Sony:

Now Sony is coming out with Anycast, a switcher, audio mixer, camera controller and character generator in a single briefcase. It also has an on-board Real video encoder to send out a live stream. Costs $20,000, weighs 15 lbs, available in August.

This will go the way of a Kaypro: Just as I now have the power and connectivity of a computer in my phone, so will this shrink down to a size that lets any of us broadcast anything anywhere anytime. All the world’s a sound stage.

Meanwhile, in another medium

Meanwhile, in another medium
: Lost Remote‘s Cory Bergman and Steve Safran have been doing a great job covering the broadcasting convention (which sounds more exciting than the newspaper convention where I am). TV gets all the glory.

Let it be

Let it be
: Seb summarizes Nico’s article on what weblogging should become and now I comment on that (no, we’re not self-referential, are we?). As various of us try to enable and encourage weblogs and citizens media — and I’m one of those — I also try to stay mindful that we can’t ‘mold it into our image of what we think it should be. It will be what it wants to be — that’s the whole point. Now if we can help it along that path (with technology or financial support or education or attention) great. But the beauty of citizens’ media is that it is what it wants to be, not what somebody else wants it to be.

It’s a glass of water, I swear

It’s a glass of water, I swear
: Steve Yelvington moblogs me.