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This is a place for all my long-form material. Sometimes these pieces are longer than normal and contained in one single post (Welcome To The Breakfast Show, for instance), or they’re split up into several ‘chapters’ or ‘parts’ (such as Content: The Once and Future King, or Nights Of Living Dangerously). These posts are normally those that have generated the most interest or are the original incarnations of still longer media pieces – new books in two cases.

Content: The Once and Future King (New Media Age Meets Old Media Triage
Content Is King - Introduction
Content Is King - Introduction
Since its birth as a mass medium in post-World War II North America, television has managed to develop to the point where it is the most ubiquitous and influential medium the world has ever seen.
Content Is King - Introduction
Content Is King - Part 1
Content Is King - Part 1
We look at the present through a rear-view mirror... we become what we behold... we shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.
Content Is King - Part 1
Content Is King - Part 2
Content Is King - Part 2
(American television) is terrible - nothing but a vast wasteland. I ask that the government levy complete federal regulation of this medium.
Content Is King - Part 2
Content Is King - Part 3
Content Is King - Part 3
(American television) is the greatest single achievement in communication that anybody or any area of the world has ever known.
Content Is King - Part 3
Content Is King - Part 4
Content Is King - Part 4
The year was 1992, and this was the world into which the Internet entered its adolescence.
Content Is King - Part 4
Content Is King - Part 5
Content Is King - Part 5
What is 'Survivor'? Think 'Lord of the Flies' hosted by Alex Trebek!
Content Is King - Part 5
Content Is King - Part 6
Content Is King - Part 6
How big an influence will advertising have on the future growth of the Internet? It will be bigger than its impact on television.
Content Is King - Part 6
Content Is King - Epilogue
Content Is King - Epilogue
Even with a stock price hovering below $3, and the world in Depression-era turmoil, it continued to be the dominant player.
Content Is King - Epilogue

 

Welcome To The Breakfast Show

 

Nights Of Living Dangerously
Nights Of Living Dangerously - Part 4
Nights Of Living Dangerously - Part 4
Frank, it turned out, was part courier, part confidant, part source, part procurer (yes - he could even act as pimp if the job called for it) and 100% all-American spy!
Nights Of Living Dangerously - Part 4
Nights Of Living Dangerously - Part 3
Nights Of Living Dangerously - Part 3
I didn't know much about the American armed forces, but I knew that the purpose of dog tags was to identify you in case of death - the sole purpose in fact. It was said that if you had the option of losing your balls or your dog tags you'd choose the former.
Nights Of Living Dangerously - Part 3
Nights Of Living Dangerously - Part 2
Nights Of Living Dangerously - Part 2
The last time someone got in a fight in the lobby of the Dusit Thani Hotel was during an aborted military coup the year before, in 1985, when rebel forces within the army tried to overthrow the country.
Nights Of Living Dangerously - Part 2
Nights Of Living Dangerously - Part 1
Nights Of Living Dangerously - Part 1
In their luggage is enough firepower and communications equipment to start a small war. They are the contact point for the person or group surreptitiously transporting the 'goods' from point "A" to point "B".
Nights Of Living Dangerously - Part 1