Six Pixels of Separation - The Podcast
January 27, 2013 8:20 AM

SPOS #342 - Media Hacks #41 (Yes, Media Hacks Is Back).

Welcome to episode #342 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. Does anyone remember Media Hacks? It was a semi-frequent podcast within this podcast that was a roundtable conversation with Chris Brogan, C.C. Chapman, Hugh McGuire, Christopher S. PennJulien Smith and myself. We had a good run, but life became what it is, and it became a ruthless game of herding the unherdable cats. Well, it's back. Welcome to episode #41 of Media Hacks. Unfortunately, Penn was not able to make the recording, but McGuire is in charge of getting dates all locked in using Doodle (so, this should happen more often). In this episode we discuss everything from the Internet of Things to how we're all feeling about new media (and where this is all going). We'll do it again soon (we promise). Enjoy the conversation...

Here it is: Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast - Episode #342 - Host: Mitch Joel.

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By Mitch Joel


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  • Mitch Joel

    LOVED this! And yes...I know who Alfalfa is:) Soooooo resonated with the chat about typing, writing and talking to Siri. There IS a big difference between handwriting, typing and talking: typing's far more a "left brain" activity, cursive writing more "right brain" (if we actually believe there's a distinction) and talking...so different than both. Interesting comment: "I'm going to feel stupid typing in 5 years"..hmmm. And I don't know who said it, but I liked the "The world's always a bit shitty and a bit awesome": so true, so it's important to keep on the optimistic path.

    Keep herding cats! Cheers! Kaarina

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  • Posted by Shawn Wright
    Mitch Joel

    I have a comment regarding the discussion about using dictation (siri) and writing. Some panelists did not like dictation and felt it compromised their writing. You are probably correct about this and maybe dictation is best with short form items like emails and social media. I would say that writing on a mobile device compromises your writing as well. Most people can't write with their thumbs on a small screen and write as well as you would sitting down at a full keyboard. Maybe it is perfect for the panelists but they are outliers.

    The problem with mobile, and I am speaking about phones specifically, is that once you hit your 40's you start finding it harder to read the screen. You may argue that the people using this technology may be in their 20's and 30's and it's not an issue. Reality is there are many people adopting this technology and using it every day and they are older or getting older. I am curious, if and how, this will affect mobile in the future. My guess is that we will all learn to dictate.

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  • Posted by Bob Farnham
    Mitch Joel

    Ground-breaking efforts in robotics? Not really, but I thought you might find this article,, "Robotic Reality" from Carnegie Mellon interesting.

    http://www.cmu.edu/homepage/computing/2013/winter/robotic-reality.shtml

    Thanks for arranging another media hacks. I appreciate everyone's effort and especially their insights.

    Thanks

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  • Posted by Bob Farnham
    Mitch Joel

    OK, one more piece on the Top 5 sci-fi robot girlfriends, in keeping with the robot theme AND Valentine's Day.

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