Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Freedom Tower

The Freedom Tower at ground zero continues its climb skyward. More...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Empire State Building November 20 2009

Madison Square Boys and Girls Club

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Just Go

There is a lot of hubris in Congress, of course, but there is the hubris of Robert Byrd who just became the longest serving member of Congress in history. He refuses to retire even though his health often prevents him from voting and the Democratic Governor of West Virginia would surely appoint a fellow Democrat to fill his seat should he retire.

Just go.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

El Nino

A new El Nino is growing in the pacific. This is imho good news for NYC since an El Nino usually creates a warmer-than-average East Coast winter.


The current conventional wisdom is that consumers will sooner or later have to start paying for online content. That may or may not be true.

My own view is that the core problem is not that people won't pay. They will pay. But when you add up all the digital pennies you end up with a top line that is a fraction of what today's top line subscription revenues look like. This is only due in part to the fact that we've trained consumers to expect stuff for free. The other more important fact is that so many people are willing to create and distribute quality content (and services) for free. Think of how much excellent news analysis is being created on top-quality blogs, for example. yes the authors would like to get some form of payment for the content but for them to do so would necessarily cut into their traffic and harm them on the advertising side. And we've reached the point where top bloggers can make a six-figure income from advertising alone.

This may be bad news for newspapers and for journalism as a profession (because many fewer of them will be able to make a living), but I'm not yet convinced it's bad news for body politic.

Article here..

Monday, November 16, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Mini Cape Town

I love tilt-shift photography, which creates the illusion that an image is miniaturized, and have just discovered a web site called tiltshiftmaker that will take uploaded photos and simulate tilt-shifts.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

AOL Deflation

AOL's revenues keep plunging. can anything be done?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Empire State Building November 1, 2009

New York marathon

Hey Jude


Cruise Inflation

The Oasis of the Seas is now the world's largest cruise ship. 40% larger, in fact, than the next largest cruise ship.