This post also appears in my O'Reilly blog. In my series on downloads I looked at a couple of scenarios, based on traditional CD sales and iTunes sales, that indicated that the people who make music may end up making less money from downloads than … [Continue reading] about Are We In A Productivity Crisis?
Blogs, podcasts & e-newsletters make it easy for anyone to be a journalist. But just as the debut of desktop publishing led to some very ugly documents, these newer tools are spawning some very sloppy journalism, which does no good for the reputation … [Continue reading] about 10 Journalism Tips For Bloggers, Podcasters & Other E-Publishers
O'Reilly has published an article of mine on recording an album I produced in Nashville, working with digital audio tools such as Steinberg Nuendo--and great musicians. MP3 examples let you hear tracks in isolation, showing how they come together to … [Continue reading] about Digital Nashville
"I am predicting 50 years of chaos," says digital media thinker Clay Shirky. He's been speaking at the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Global conference in Oxford, UK. Story here. Sounds about right, though I'd guess it could be 50 years … [Continue reading] about Shirky: “50 Years Of Chaos” Ahead In Digital Media
“How much of this was I thinking about when I wrote the song? None of it.... How much of it was I feeling when I wrote the song? All of it.” Bruce Springsteen after a long explanation of the meaning of his song “Devils And Dust”, on VH1 Storytellers … [Continue reading] about What Songs Mean