Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Photo: A long pier by Mazda6. Beautiful shot of the pier at UW Memorial Union around dusk. Bravo! Thank you for sharing.

"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom." Francis Bacon

"Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery - courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards and respectable ways of doing things. This is one of the chief elements in what we vaguely call capacity. If you do not dare to differ from your associates and teachers you will never be great or your life sublime. You may be the happier as a result, or you may be miserable. Each of us is great insofar as we perceive and act on the infinite possibilities which lie undiscovered and unrecognized about us." James Harvey Robinson

"Man is what he believes." Chekhov

Congrats & cheers: TAB
prexy Ann Arnold to receive the Texas association's first Lifetime Achievement Award. Jerry Lee on joining the Day of Silence today, again leading by example. RAB on the launch of their cool new website (and new logo). Matthew Winkler, Dan Kelly, Chris Anderson, Charles Fishman and all of the 2007 Gerald Loeb Award winners.

Kurt Hanson on today's Day of Silence here. More DoS: Yahoo! Music's Ian Rogers here.

Last.fm tells broadcasters to grow up. Felix Miller tells Wired "So why do we think the ‘day of silence’ is not a good idea? We do not want to punish our listeners for our problems, period. If a commercial challenge comes up, we have to deal with it." Read the entire post here. No matter the rates, we will, like last.fm, come up with a way to pay for streaming. For broadcasters not streaming is no longer an option.

Chicago Tribune bows their annual summer list - Our 50 Favorite Magazines.

Did a blogger bring down Terry Semel? You decide. Read Brett Arends writing at The Street.

Get Lost Episode 5 - Steve Safran in Boston and Cory Bergman in Seattle chat up the PE move into broadcast, local web initiatives and the ABC News decision to beef up digital. Kudos guys. Listen in here.

96% of tweens and teens connect to a social net at least weekly: The last generation not to be digital natives are online in big numbers. Abbey Klaassen has the story via AdAge on the Alloy Media & Marketing research finding here.

Dr Dave interviews BBC's News Director, and blogger, Richard Sambrook. Listen in via Wired here. Richard is spot-on about being "open and porous." Giving visitors "news they can use" takes on new meaning.

Always the hardest to see - the obvious. Lee Arnold reminds us to remember The Summer of Love.

Exactly wrong, again. Now comes Tim Manners who would like us to believe that Google might be killing radio advertising. Read his take here. My response tomorrow. My thanks to the ever well read Lindsay Wood Davis for the tip. The words of Walt Kelly come to mind: "We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities."