Monday Media -Shared Experience vs On-Demand consumption

Back in 1955, when television was just hitting its straps, Science Fiction writer Isaac Asimov wrote a short story called “Dreaming is a private thing.” The essence of the story was that people didn’t want a shared entertainment experience. He argued that people don’t want to have to get their entertainment according to someone else’s…

Tools for Podcasts

To create a podcast, the most important things are not physical … they are ideas, concepts, and value. However, assuming you DO have the ideas, etc, then you need some tech to create a podcast. 1) Microphone. This can be as simple as the mic on your smartphone, or the microphone built into your laptop…

Rear View Microphone podcast 010

Here’s the Tenth episode of Rear View Microphone – the weekly podcast covering Travel, and Tourism, and Cruising, and Communications, and Arts and Entertainment, and Politics and more … This week – lots of cruise news – including a look at why gastro outbreaks occur – and why they are so newsworthy; in  table-top games news,…

Rear View Microphone podcast 009

Here’s the ninth episode of Rear View Microphone – the weekly podcast covering Travel, and Tourism, and Cruising, and Communications, and Arts and Entertainment, and Politics and more … This week – in cruise news Bali terror threats stop ships from sailing to the Indonesian holiday hotspot; in arts news, we look at recycling ideas;  in…

Weekend Arts: Recycling ideas

We finally got around to watching ‘Mad Max – Fury Road’ last night (yeah, yeah, I know its been out for ages .. but you get that sometimes) It’s not my intention to review the movie (except to say it was lots of fun, lots of ‘splosions, plot holes big enough to drive a War…

Thursday thoughts: But that can’t be right!

  OK, folks – quick quiz time: complete this saying: “Pride goeth before….” If you said “a fall”, you’d be wrong. And yet almost everyone would say that. The actual quote is “Pride goes before DESTRUCTION, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18) – but we almost always shorten the verse. It’s a…