For thousands of years people looked the other way as folks made copies of other people's work - by hand, by printing press, by copier, by disc.
This year in three overstuffed, stress filled days the Titans of the industry held court on stage in two different cities - Las Vegas, San Francisco.
People are suddenly going to change over and join the video on demand (VoD) and pay-for-view society. What is even better for the PC/CE industry is the fact that they will build out their home networks so they can watch their content anywhere in the house.
Ok, there's a lot of Web 2.0 noise - thunder and lightning. But which locations - photo/video sites, music sites, social sites, podcasts, blogs - will be blessed with an abundance of rain (user and advertiser payments)?
"Distrust and caution are the parents of security," - Benjamin Franklin
"So I imagine this is just a â€¦ceremonial possession? I mean they don't actually expect me to do any fightingâ€¦Do they?" - Pippin, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Short Game, Long Game, No Gameâ€¦Gone in 60 Sec.
"Can I email it to ya when I figure it out?" Harry Sanborn (Jack Nicholson), Something's Gotta Give (2003)
I can't seem to get that through to you. I'm not just talking about one person. I'm talking about everybody. I'm talking about form. I'm talking about content. I'm talking bout interrelationships. I'm talking about God, the devil, Heaven, Hell. Do you understandâ€¦ -- Jack Nicholson, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
"Me? I'm dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It's the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they're going to do something incrediblyâ€¦stupid." - Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
This is my boat. I got it the way I like it. You take up space and you slow me down." - Mariner, Waterworld
All the people who really know how to put entertainment content to work for them are back in school with all of the essentialsâ€¦notebook computers, smartphones, video MP3/iPods, PSPs.
"A d©jĂ vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something," - Trinity in the 1999 movie The Matrix
- It's not "show friends." It's show "business" - And we work in a business of tough competitors - I was inspired and I'm an accountant
It's the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you.
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Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!