Why Blogs are taking over from the Media or the Big Secret of Social Networking.

Posted by on October 3, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Media barons and some of the anointed (think glitterati, freemasons or whichever other conspiracy theory you subscribe to this week); spend a lot of time gnashing teeth these days….   In the inimitable voice of Peter Sellers, “ Oh dearie dearie me, we have let de cat out of de bag”,  – how the hell […]

Episode 3 of House MD Series 6 is targeting a new audience.

Posted by on October 3, 2009 at 9:45 am

The opening screens (1 minute and 35 seconds) of the episode are a 3D virtual reality game.     The plot as usual is about House diagnosing an unusual ailment.   Now far be it for me to spoil the ending for the fans that haven’t yet had the opportunity to view this episode – […]

The Theory of Relativity concerning Pawns, Lily and Rupert.

Posted by on October 3, 2009 at 7:28 am

The Game of chess has more pawns than any other piece. This is so that pawns can be used as both the initial onslaught and the defensive line.   Which, depends on the player, who’s role of course is to increase his military capacity and strategic advantage whilst at the same time attempting to decimate […]

Another Indie Film Producer sees the P2P Lightning Bolt

Posted by on September 25, 2009 at 8:00 am

If you’re on the way to Chicago this weekend, why not catch a movie – Choose this one (Chicago weekend plans) and the producer will buy you a beer.   Tucker Max, American author turned Film Producer is about to bring his latest novel onto cinema screens in Chicago and he wants the whole world […]

Big Business versus Innovation.

Posted by on September 22, 2009 at 4:19 pm

In the beginning man hunted for his livelihood with club, spear and rocks. Now man hunts for his livelihood by trying to ensure that he can retain what is his, against all comers. Any successful business is based on disrupting existing business models.   Today, it is no longer sufficient to be good at what […]

Koltai Recommends Going Long on Music Company Stocks.

Posted by on September 4, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Yesterday, I wrote about two companies that were “listening” to their customers. In August I listed a series of video clips that were not yet available through Amazon.   The reality is that the music companies are listening to the consumers. They have identified the enormous growth in digital music sales and are rushing to […]

The Consumer Digital Revolution is Winning. (Or Zynga -v- The Music Biz)

Posted by on September 4, 2009 at 6:44 am

Many of our regular readers are wondering if I have gone batty lately. All I seem to be blogging about lately is Farmville this, Farmville that.   What ever happened to P2P, the Global Financial Crisis and good old political head bashing?   Believe it or not – all of those elements are inside Farmville […]

Farmville versus Big Brother.

Posted by on August 28, 2009 at 5:10 pm

BIG BROTHER 11″ SOARS TO NEW RATINGS HIGH   Was the headline on TV by the numbers…..   The brief article expounded the tremendous ratings boost for the series.   Compared to last week, BIG BROTHER 11 THURSDAY was up 16% in households (from 4.3/08), +18% in both adults 25-54 (from 2.8/09) and adults 18-34 […]

P2P -v- Akamai.

Posted by on July 29, 2009 at 4:44 am

In 1994, AS CEO of Australia’s fastest growing ISP, I insisted that we install W3c cache servers at each dial-in pop around Australia.   And we cached the “J” server from Palo Alto to our Portland Oregon offices and then replicated that in Sydney.   All DNS queries on the Ausnet network stayed in Australia […]

The Telephone Newspaper – is coming

Posted by on July 29, 2009 at 12:53 am

I spent part of my day yesterday with an industrial behavioral Psychologist. Nope, he was not psyching me, but he was making interesting observational commentary.   “It amazes me that when I take the train, walk through the station, or even around the streets of Sydney, everyone appears to be totally immersed in their [phone] […]