Sad to say, my queue at Netflix is empty.
Okay, so you’ve been reading this blog for years, you know what movies I liked, probably don’t have much insight into movies I don’t (hint: I like most movies).
And now that we have easy comments (thanks to Disqus), it’s easy for you all to tell me what your favorite movies are.
I just watched The Clinton Years, a Frontline documentary produced in conjunction with ABC News Nightline in 2001. It’s good time to review the eight years of Clinton’s presidency, because the Democratic front-runner, Hillary Clinton, was very much a part of that bit of history.
If find after having watched it that my impression of Mrs Clinton is quite different. How so? Hasn’t really settled in yet.
The show is very well produced, with interviews of many Clinton staffers, and it shows the repeating cycle of Clinton’s political and personal life. How would it be different with Hillary as President? That’s a question we’re clearly going to be deciding, very soon.
The PBS website for the program.
Dan Farber: “It’s not hard to imagine a contextual ad showing up every time you Twitter something. Twitter ‘I am drinking beer with friends’ and a Budweiser ad shows up. Now imagine the Twitter revolt.”
Oh yes there would be quite a revolt, a powerless one, unless there was an alternate service we could all switch to and then assuming we could get off our asses and actually switch. Yeah, we’re good at screaming, but not too great at acting, here.
I’m a bit of a Twit, myself, and I’d find it revolt-worthy if they tried to interrupt or punctuate discourse with product placements, but then Twitter’s destiny is, imho, to be acquired by a phone company and sold as a feature that gives users a reason to use one brand of phone over another. Not as a way for advertisers to hitch their “messages” on our discourse. We’ve seen how well that has (not) worked with advertising on email. Not likely to work much better on Twits.
Imagine if Nokia offered a cell phone with Twitter built-in, a checkbox for SMS users (default on?) — “Do you want to send SMS messages to your buddy list?”
Don’t you think the kids would go for that? (Maybe they can already do it, it’s likely that I’m that cluelss.)
Paul Boutin: “Never try to win a fight with Dave Winer.”
Heh. I wonder why?