• I was at a conference recently (called The Millennials - the generation roughly born from 1982 to 2001) and the most notable session in the morning was chaired by Alan Cross whose "Ongoing History of New Music" really was influential in giving me a new appreciation of how popular music forms around trends and influences. The topic of the session was "Connecting to a New Generation of Music Consumers." The session focused around how they consume music and other content. On the panel was Jodie Ferneyhough - MD, Universal Music Publishing; Dave Kines- Manager, Music Partnerships, Rogers Media; Daniel Ewing - EVP, Ticketmaster; Dave Jaworski - CEO, Passalong Networks. Alan Cross posed the first question "How will the Millenniums consumer music?" The response

  • Rob Hyndman talks with Nora Young, Mark Schneider and Mark Federman at Mesh07. I often find myself flipping back and forth between my real work and a bunch of webpages to get my information hit, and realize that I seem to have a shorter attention span these days. When I mention this to others I get a lot of comments that blame the internet. "Of course it’s the internet." But really, have we lost the ability to go deep in conversations because of our constant need for information bites? Has the internet in particular hastened the decline of our ability to think about complex issues? With the advent of television, early commentaries bemoaned even back then, there was a tendency

  • This is a brilliant video, under 5 minutes, on how blogs, wikis, web feeds, social networking sites, and folksonomies are revolutionizing our culture . Both for the technical person who understands it and also for the digital neophyte / newbie who needs to get a taste for how the web is transforming itself and impacting the way we click to learn and share knowledge. Fast paced, great soundtrack and super thoughts!