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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Come “GO” with me

If you’ve been reading the blog, you’ve probably noticed that DIRECTV rolled out its Mobile DVR product a few weeks ago, giving Genie DVR users the ability to stream and offload their recordings to mobile device….


THROWBACK THURSDAY: I was right about HDMI

Take a look for yourself. Back in 2012 I forecast that HDMI would be pretty much the only connection you’d find on TVs and other devices. Of course it wasn’t too hard to guess, considering that the…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: CEDIA Expo 1994

If there was any doubt when that picture was taken, it was back in 1994 at what they called “the largest CEDIA Expo yet.” About 3,000 folks traveled to Dallas, just as your blog team did…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: Restoring the future

It’s a 50-year-old chunk of wood that doesn’t fly and can’t even stand up by itself. For a while it was considered garbage. Now it’s in the Smithsonian. I’m talking about the original large-scale model of…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: Dieter Rams

Apple’s iPhone doesn’t stand alone anymore, but it’s still significant when it gets a refresh. The world has actually changed quite a bit since the iPhone 6 launch two years ago. Most of us aren’t on…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: The last plasma

For most of the 2000s, the term “plasma” was synonymous with “flat screen.” The TVs were bright, sharp and (at least for the time) flat and light. Their dominance was short-lived, however, as people became disappointed…






THROWBACK THURSDAY: Making Tires?

Definitely off topic,, but the other day I ran into this video, which was presumably made for some promotional purpose back in 1934. It’s not like I think you all really care about tire manufacturing,…




THROWBACK THURSDAY: nytimes.com

Just a little over 20 years ago… one of the most important news sources in the world went online. The New York Times launched nytimes.com, which went on to become a pioneer in high-quality news online. According to their…