I’ve been looking for a Bluetooth headset for a while but didn’t want to settle for a voice only one- I wanted to listen to music as well. Problem was, my iPhone didn’t do stereo Bluetooth because up until 3.0, it didn’t support A2DP which is the audio standard the devices need to communicate.
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
Simplicity was the kickoff theme as we went through a wide variety of demos this afternoon; all the way from virtual desktops for the enterprise to teaching music over the web. Chris Shipley noted that: "Simplicity on the other side of complexity. Making really hard stuff simple." A real cool demo was Sprout, that allows you to create flash widgets without being a flash programmer. Simplify, Simplify He wasn’t much of a technologist, but Henry David Thoreau had the right idea. We make our lives easier, and arguably better, by using products that wrap complexity and capability in simple designs and interfaces. DEMO will continue to beat the drum for practical products that work well, hide complexity, and make our