Asking which content provider has more subscribers fuzzes up the reality: In many cases they’re the same people. Here’s a take from zonewire.net that my high school semantics teacher would have appreciated.
What exactly am I doing standing in front of a giant gasoline tank with SCTE CEO Mark Dzuban? Talking shop as part of CED Magazine’s “Live from the Show” series, that’s what. Here’s Dzuban on emergency preparedness and why it’s important to broadband network operators — and those who rely on them.
Dwight D. Eisenhower never got to experience the power of broadband. But here’s a guess that he would have enjoyed the ride. From a Memory Lane column in CED Magazine. (And a little Richie Blackmore tossed in, too.)
In the summer of 1919, a convoy of 81 U.S. Army vehicles began a cross-country journey from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco. Traveling at an average speed of 6 miles an hour, 24 officers and 258 soldiers lurched across parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, the open plains of the Midwest and over the Rocky Mountains before reaching their destination 62 days and 3,251 miles later. The convoy hewed more or less to the Lincoln Highway, a two-lane, rock-surfaced road that was the nation’s first transcontinental driving route. It was intentionally an arduous trip, arranged shortly after the end of World War I and meant to test whether it would be possible to move a self-sufficient military procession across the country. Read the rest of this entry »
Who knew? Turns out the powerful, low-band frequencies used to send TV stations to your home are also pretty good at transmitting high-speed Internet services. Here’s the report I edited in collaboration with my colleagues at the Univ. of New Hampshire’s Broadband Center of Excellence explaining the promise of “TV White Space” as a broadband medium.
Why your personal online storage solution probably comes from Dropbox or its ilk…and not Comcast. A think-piecey blog for Light Reading. Love the comments here.
A take on the changing face of live sports…and the evolution of an American original known as “the sports bar.” Published by the good folks at ColoradoBIZ.
It’s midway into the third quarter on a bright September afternoon at Sports Authority Field, and the Broncos are putting it to Michael Vick and the Eagles. Peyton Manning just capped an 80-yard drive with a touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas, and the crowd’s roar is infectious. Two 20-something women gyrate in a victory dance. A tall guy in an orange jersey, BAILEY stitched in white lettering across the shoulders, hoists a beer and joins in, his face lit in a loopy party grin. A woman to my left slaps me a high-five as music pulses over a sound system built into the stadium. Fans are loving the moment.
Except: We’re not actually celebrating in the stands. Read the rest of this entry »
Thoughts on watching televised football in the era of the concussion. From ColoradoBIZ.
In his introduction to the 2001 book, Fast Food Nation, The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, writer Eric Schlosser makes a gentle suggestion: Be an informed eater.
“People should know what lies behind the shiny, happy surface of every fast food transaction,” Schlosser writes. “They should know what really lurks between those sesame-seed buns. As the old saying goes: You are what you eat.”
For me, the National Football League’s recent concussion saga evokes a similar sentiment. Read the rest of this entry »
Colorado’s two big universities are obsessing over the urgent need to put millions of dollars into improving their men’s football programs and facilities. Doug Flutie is why. Here’s my take for ColoradoBIZ.
The most famous touchdown pass in college football arced over Miami’s Orange Bowl field for only seconds before settling into the arms of the Boston College wide receiver Gerard Phelan in a breathtaking last-second finale. But the echo from Doug Flutie’s impossible, magnificent, 48-yard heave continues to resonate, and right now, it’s especially loud in Colorado. Read the rest of this entry »
This video script I wrote for Cable In the Classroom promotes a broadband-powered video game that’s designed to get kids jazzed about engineering concepts.
I’m talking technology at Imagine Park (Cable Show 2013) in D.C. Here’s some dialogue on content-synchronized second-screen apps from a cool session I moderated…
And here’s more on second screen stuff. Note the reference to my high school semantics teacher, Mrs. Grauberger.