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Ban weathermen, save traditional media

Photo: Flickr - Mr.TinDC

Photo: Flickr – Mr.TinDC

In the aftermath of disruptive innovation, there are generally two groups trying to navigate the ravaged terrain. There are those who approach the rebuilding as a chance to improve and those who insist on rebuilding everything as it once was.

Somewhere there is still a photojournalist insisting that film will make a mainstream comeback. Every city with more than 100,000 people has a record store that preaches the prolific return of vinyl. Sure, there will always be artists and nostalgic hipsters, but as a preferred format, neither of these media will ever reclaim the title from the disruptive innovation they were replaced by.

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06 2015

Your flashlight app is probably NOT spying on you

There is a video going around Facebook and the other social nets that features a Fox News’ Brett Baier interviewing a “security expert” who claims that the flashlight app on your phone is malware. Oddly, people who typically criticize Fox News have no problem sharing¬†this biased piece of “journalism”

when it is far more skewed than most of the political content that gives the network its reputation.

Don’t panic.

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5 Reasons colleges and universities will be drastically different in 10 years

by Adam Cochran

The Hooding of the Doctorates

The Hooding of the Doctorates (Photo credit: Michael Buck)

I worked in radio during the transition from CDs, carts, and LPs to computer automated programming and music traffic. My job was to sleep on the floor of the studio and listen for the alarm to indicate dead air. At which point, I was to wake-up and type a couple of commands into the prompt to restart the software. – D.J.s protested but maintained that people wouldn’t listen to an automated radio station. Most radio stations are now completely automated. If they have live on-air people, it is generally only during drive times.

I worked for the Walmart empire as and eBay were just beginning to appear as viable retail options. Walmart was one of the few retailers that didn’t scoff at the concept of people buying the day-to-day necessities online. Read the rest of this entry →


07 2014

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This work by adamc is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.