Month: March 2010

Television will be Asynchronous Part 2 – The Implications

This is the second part of a two part post.  Yesterday, I discussed the movement from synchronous, broadcast television towards asynchronous, “on demand” television.  I described a continuum between broadcast TV before the VCR (where if you didn’t watch a show when it aired, you didn’t see it) to a…

Television will be Asynchronous: Part 1- How We're Getting There

This will be a two part post.  Today I am going to explore what synchronous and asynchronous television means and then describe why and how synchronous television is falling out of favor.  Tomorrow I’ll be discussing what I think the implications of fully asynchronous TV might be.  If this is…

American TV is Great, is That a Chicken or an Egg?

I just got back from the United Kingdom and I have this to say about their TV; it’s AWFUL.  The news isn’t bad, but the television itself is just horrible.  When low-budget cable TV networks don’t have anything better to do they show syndicated episodes of Simpsons, Seinfeld and Friends….

The Case For Google Fiber In Pittsburgh from a Startup Perspective

I think that most of the people that read my blog are probably aware of the effort to convince Google to use Pittsburgh as one of its test cities for residential and commercial fiber connectivity (watch the video above for more details).  I wanted to take a minute to underscore…

LA Startup Scene On the Move

Mark Suster is an LA based venture capitalist, who has been working to advance the LA startup scene. I’ve posted about the NYC startup scene a number of times (here is the biggest one), but never really about LA. I saw a couple posts on Mark Suster’s blog (quite a…

Making Like my Avatar

For those of you that don’t know, the picture that I normally have as my avatar (the black and white picture of a guy smoking a cigar), is Art Rooney (Link to Wikipedia).  As all Pittsburghers know, Art Rooney started the Steelers on a $2,500 investment.  I’m a big fan…

The Post-Gazette Gets Aggressive with PG+

I was surfing the internet yesterday from Jolly Old England and noticed something interesting.  The paper has started pushing the PG+ a little more aggressively.  The Ed Bouchette column at the bottom of the picture above was only accessible if you had a membership to the PG+.  As you can…

Texting is to 5 Years Ago as ______ is to Today

I was walking threw town on Saturday with a colleague and both of us recalled trips to Europe in the 2002-2003 time frame.  Both of us being technologists, we noticed an obvious trend; texting.  Both of us had the same reaction, “who would ever want to text?  Typing short form…

Sunday Sauerkraut: Low Calorie Version

Since I haven’t been posting to Twitter much on account of being in England without internet, this should be relatively painless. As I go through the week, I use Twitter to send out little updates and links.  I realize that I do this quite a bit and that not all…

The Role of Online Universities

As my regular readers know, I’m currently working on my MBA at Penn State through the iMBA program.  This means that the degree, while a fully accredited Penn State MBA, is earned online.  This allows me, for example, to be in London this week for work, but still be earning…