Here we go
Welcome to what has to be the nine billionth blog on the Internet, and the third one for me personally, although one is defunct and the other is practically defunct. Let’s hope I do better with this one, and I suspect I will due to all the paperwork I had to fill out.
Here’s what this one has that others do not. Well, me, mainly. My bio is included on this blog so you can learn a little about me there, or you can just Google me and see what I’ve been up to lately. I’m not famous or anything but this wondrous Internet has an easy time picking out my byline so it’s not hard to find me.
Professionally, I’ve been writing about TV and technology since 1995, starting with direct mail newsletters about email, voice mail and e-commerce at Phillips Business Information and moving on to B&C in 1997, where I went on to cover almost everything a person can cover when it comes to television.
Personally I’ve been watching TV since I was born. My mom swears I learned to read when I could barely walk wholly due to Sesame Street, Electric Company, some toy with which you pull a string and then it spins around and picks a letter and says a word, and of course, her maternal intervention.
These days, I have to admit that I am a full-on Internet addict and that’s probably been true for at least a decade now. I spend far more time online than I care to admit and I’m thinking about canceling my Netflix subscription because I’m always too busy fiddling around on-line to watch the movies I’ve rented and have been sitting on my DVD player for the past four months. My latest movie has cost me about $36 so far, I think.
So this illustrious background somehow convinced the powers-that-be at B&C that I should be their blogger-at-large with regard to all things Internet, mobile, wireless and whatever else those mysterious technical wizards out there come up with in the months to come.
I’ll write what I know, what I think about, what I’m wondering, what bugs me – all that usual blog stuff. I would be thrilled to death if you would actually comment and let me know what you are thinking. Point out good stories, cool sites, new applications – anything that’s happening in this really fast-moving area.
So, enough about me – let’s get on with this! On today’s slate: HBO buys a documentary from Second Life and Apple takes their cool stuff and makes it cooler. Take that NBC! Read on …