Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Interesting Times

About a year ago Carl Fisch produced a video called '20/20 Vision' that looked into the future as if he were speaking to the graduating class in the year 2020.

Google hit the web today with a major press release which was summarized by a NY Times blog entry.

Interesting ?

The oncoming release / sale of the 700 megahertz spectrum and Google's announcement about about the Open Handset Alliance will change how wireless carriers conduct business and all related services and costs to consumers in the near future. Verizon dove into the fray today announcing "any apps, any device."

Interesting times indeed.


Lucie deLaBruere wrote an article for InfiniteThinking that highlighted our proposal to switch over to Google for Domains here at BBA.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Rich Ortiz

Rich Ortiz showed us his stellar musicianship today as part of our Guest Lecture Series. Rich spoke to us about how he's created this great sound, his experiences, the music business and played some great originals and a few requests. Rich's unique act, sound, lyrical music and stage presence filled the room for a great show. Thanks so much to Rich for coming in. You can find more of Rich's music on his web site and by searching on iTunes. A great send off for a well deserved Thanksgiving break. Enjoy !

Monday, November 19, 2007

Guest Speaker Series Continues Nov 20th, 2007

Rich Ortiz, a vocalist and guitarist plays bass keyboard with his feet (no kidding) and records rhythms he taps out on his guitar using a digital looper. Rich blends all this together on the fly, building each song, becoming a 6-7 piece band - by himself. Rich will be talking to us about how he got started, how he incorporated these new tools into his act, all things that went right and wrong as he developed his business and then give us a concert. 1215-230pm in the Riley Center Theater.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Time Mags Inventions of the Year

TIME Magazines latest features the innovations of the year. Worth a look.

Along the lines of Robinson's speech from TED.com highlighted in a previous post, students entering high school today will be retiring in the year 2058 (assuming they retire at the age of 65). We really don't have a clue what the world will look like in 2058 do we ? We don't really have a clue what will be on this innovation list five years from now actually. Five years ago even, most all of the innovations in this years TIME Magazine offering were not thought possible. Just imagine what innovations will be out five years from now. With the increase of mobile devices, e-paper and the expansion of the web many newspapers will be all digital by then. Perhaps magazines will too.