I was going to go with the headline, “A mousetrap always has free cheese”, but then I found this one. If you’re a friend of mine, I’m guessing the biblical quote seems a tad out of place. I’m hardly a zealot person, though after dealing with some unscrupulous types over the years, perhaps I have… Continue reading Starting a company? Beware of false profits, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves – Jesus
Back in 1996 Bill Gates wrote an essay called Content is King. So, if you’ve ever wondered who said that, now you know. Bill Gates is the thought leader of our time, perhaps any time. Mind you, that was 20+ years ago, but Bill’s salient point was “Content is where I expect much of the… Continue reading Content is, was, and always will be King
I was recently asked why I care so much about “preserving the antiquated system of over-the-air broadcasting.” Truth be told, I don’t. Why? For the most part the “antiquated” system was analog and that went to the graveyard back in 2009, giving way to digital broadcasting. Digital broadcasting is what I care about and that… Continue reading Who you calling antiquated?!
I released my first software package in 1990. It was called RunningCounts and it was the first-ever fitness tracking software. Much to my surprise, and joy, it was an instant hit. It was borne out of my own need to become a better runner. I’d played hockey my entire life and at 6’ 190 pounds,… Continue reading To really understand something, you need to get a little dirty. It is in the weeds where you learn the most.
If the 2020 presidential election were held today, New York democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo would win by a landslide. Cuomo is single-handedly proving that the line between content creator and viewer is now very straight, short, with hardly anything in the middle, save the internet. The governor is helping fuel a disruption, likely unwittingly, that is… Continue reading As Viewing Moves to OTT, Every Day Becomes a Super Bowl Sunday for Advertisers
In 1968, the Detroit Tigers won the World Series and I turned 5. My grandfather and I watched every game on a black and white TV with rabbit ears. Whenever the picture got fuzzy, my Grandpa would say “Jackie, go hang on to that antenna,” and like magic, I fixed the picture. In the 50+… Continue reading Someday you’ll get paid to watch TV