Category Archives: Random Thoughts

The Collaborative Office – Back to the Future

Don’t we all covet Don Draper’s office; from the Danish Modern furniture to the liquor cabinet, always stocked with Canadian Club? Ahhh… the opulent lifestyle of a Madison Avenue Advertising Executive.   If Don was Creative Director at Sterling Cooper today, imagine how … Continue reading

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Presto! Instant Video Professional

Digital has changed everything. Cameras and Edit software have become commodities. This inexpensive gear combined with broader distribution via the internet, has changed the very nature of who produces video and how it is distributed.  And this is great. Or … Continue reading

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I’m Back

Like the swallows to Capistrano.  Like Terminator.  But not quite like  Jesus Christ… I’m back.  Following a long term assignment with Tempest Technologies I have blown the dust off Weezer Group. Soon new thoughts will be posted on Weezer Words.

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Media Technology Trends 2014

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Just as the consumer and pro market for flat panel HD televisions becomes saturated, a higher resolution technology enters the market; 4k/Ultra-HD.  Technology marches on.  Don’t expect any major announcements for ground shaking technology in 2014.  Instead tools get better, … Continue reading

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Panasonic Moves Away From Consumer Products

The Newark Star-Ledger reported today Panasonic will abandon consumer electronics to focus on professional products only.  WOW!   Many I spoke to in past few months thought the pro side of the “Big Boys” (Panasonic, Sony,  Sharp, Mitsubishi, etc.) was hurting … Continue reading

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Insights From the Rental Houses

Henry Ford once quipped, “You can have any color Model-T, as long as it’s black.”  And before digital,  that’s how it was with professional video.  You could have any format, as long as it was Sony Betacam.  The choice was … Continue reading

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Comcast Steals the Peacock

Has a Comcast cable bill been mailed to you lately?  Notice anything different?  Check out the logo. Here is the old logo. And here is what Comcast’s branding geniuses developed.  Look familiar? In 2010 Comcast (referred to as Cabletown on … Continue reading

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Da Fightn’ Irish

Growing up Catholic in Southside Chicago in the 1960’s you had to be a big Notre Dame football fan.  Clearing, a neighborhood just West of Midway Airport, was a mix of Irish and Polish.  The cops, shop owners and priests … Continue reading

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