Tuesday, March 11, 2008

"If a man isn't willing to take some risks for his opinions, either his opinions are no good or he's no good." Ezra Pound

"The difference between the almost-right word and the right word is really a large matter - it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning." Mark Twain

"Life is known to be a process of combustion; intellect is the light produced by this process." Arthur Schopenhauer

Today's image: Silent by Beat. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Chasing the recent NPR leadership discussion a reader was kind enough to send me a link to a writing by public radio ace John Sutton. A Truly New Business Model, sets forth exactly the kind of thinking needed. Bravos, John!

Gone but not forgotten: CBS seems to have pulled the plug on their Public Eye initiative. The last post was in December. Changed up my link replacing Eye w/Couric.

Cramer's radio rant, "Doomed, RIP Radio": If you missed it on yesterday's Mad Money here's the link. He is right about radio securities, they're dead money. As always, consider consulting your own financial adviser.

CIO redefined: Chief Innovation Officer is the new job title for Lee Abrams who joins Randy Michaels and Sam Zell at the Tribune Company. Smart move, very smart.

Congrats & cheers: Mozilla releases Firefox 3.o beta 4. searchme up and running in private beta. Drew Horowitz named Executive Vice President Bonneville Radio, a well deserved recognition of talent.

Grapes: Gascon Malbec Mendoza 2006. Another wonderful red from the high altitude vines of Argentina. Exceptional value at $10. Fred Winston, a gourmet you should always trust to order the wine, weighs in to suggest a Spanish red. Jumilla 2006 Panarroz red. Agree with Fred on this one, a good value under $10. Thanks, Fred.

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