Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"With money in your pocket, you are wise and you are handsome and you sing well too." Yiddish proverb

"I've never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation." Mike Todd

"If you want to know what a man is really like, notice how he acts when he loses money." Spanish proverb

Failing faster:
Viva Laughlin canceled by CBS after two episodes. The VL premiere delivered 8.8 mil viewers (CSI gave the debut a 20+ mil viewer lead-in). Related: Which Critic Can Say the Meanest Thing About 'Viva Laughlin'? via Vulture here.

Nobody likes it but the viewers: Nielsen releases the 2006-2007 season numbers. The total average time a household had a TV set tuned was 8 hours and 14 minutes per day, the same amount as during the 2005-2006 season and a record high. More here.

Team NASA: Discovery launch successful; orbit altitude reached in less than ten minutes. What can your team achieve in less than one quarter-hour?

If Edison were alive today: Mel Taylor puts forward an interesting what if. He's chasing the innovative work of Michael Rosenblum. "While the many inventions of Edison are monumental, he also had a knack for skillfully working the system and strategically lobbying for change, no matter how engrained and powerful the incumbent players and mindsets were.

The similiarities (sic) of that situation, with the challenges of the evolving media landscape of today, were ‘over the top’ obvious." Read Mel's entire post here.