Meta videoblogging the ScobleShow

I just recorded a crude little videoblog with my small cheap Nikon still camera, that also does video. In the video I give some 1:45 a.m. stories about ScobleShow.

By the way, the photo that Thomas Hawk made of the Golden Gate Bridge during the photowalking segment is already the #3 most interesting photo of the bridge on Flickr.

As to my sponsor, I only have one sponsor so far: Seagate. They are a long-term sponsor. I greatly appreciate their faith that I’d do something interesting. Their funding is helping do some real interesting stuff (the first show is hopefully my worst).

Plus we have some big plans for between now and the CES show.

Speaking of which, are you going to CES?

Comments

  1. Definitly going to be at CES, the theme for 2006 was HDTV’s all over the freaking show room floor.

    I’m curious to see what it will be this year.

    Hopefully by then Lenovo will release their dual core powered tablet thinkpad. It’s on my wishlist.

    Great you have Seagate as a sponser, you should tell them to work with other companies on creating a standard 1.8 inch hard drive form factor. 2.5 inch laptop drives are prevalent enough in the market, yet people like me with a laptop with a 1.8 inch hard drive (like your x41 tablet Scoble) pay stupid high prices for small sizes since only hitachi and toshiba make such small drives.

  2. Definitly going to be at CES, the theme for 2006 was HDTV’s all over the freaking show room floor.

    I’m curious to see what it will be this year.

    Hopefully by then Lenovo will release their dual core powered tablet thinkpad. It’s on my wishlist.

    Great you have Seagate as a sponser, you should tell them to work with other companies on creating a standard 1.8 inch hard drive form factor. 2.5 inch laptop drives are prevalent enough in the market, yet people like me with a laptop with a 1.8 inch hard drive (like your x41 tablet Scoble) pay stupid high prices for small sizes since only hitachi and toshiba make such small drives.

  3. Have you ever read Don DeLillo’s White Noise? In it there’s a segment about The Most Photographed Barn in America. In this scene the characters go to look at (and photograph) the barn. One says to the other:

    “We’re not here to capture an image, we’re here to maintain one. Every photograph reinforces the aura. Can you feel it, Jack? An accumulation of nameless energies.”

    Consider this as you say that Hawk’s photograph is ranked the third “most interesting” on Flickr. Granted, it’s a nice image, but not a tremendous standout from the pack.

    So, is it an inherenly interesting picture, or is it interesting because people say it is interesting? And if your pointing to it makes it move its ranking to number one, has anything changed about the image, or have the perceptions people bring to the image changed?

    As DeLillo says in his book, the label placed on a typical country barn renders it The Most Photographed Barn in America, so as the observer comes to look at it, he’s not really looking at the barn at all. One of DeLillo’s characters says:

    “Once you’ve seen the signs about the barn, it becomes impossible to see the barn.”

    So when people look at the Hawk photograph on Flickr, are they able to really see it, or are they seeing the accretion of information that has grown up around it?

    This is what is interesting about social networking and new media.

  4. Have you ever read Don DeLillo’s White Noise? In it there’s a segment about The Most Photographed Barn in America. In this scene the characters go to look at (and photograph) the barn. One says to the other:

    “We’re not here to capture an image, we’re here to maintain one. Every photograph reinforces the aura. Can you feel it, Jack? An accumulation of nameless energies.”

    Consider this as you say that Hawk’s photograph is ranked the third “most interesting” on Flickr. Granted, it’s a nice image, but not a tremendous standout from the pack.

    So, is it an inherenly interesting picture, or is it interesting because people say it is interesting? And if your pointing to it makes it move its ranking to number one, has anything changed about the image, or have the perceptions people bring to the image changed?

    As DeLillo says in his book, the label placed on a typical country barn renders it The Most Photographed Barn in America, so as the observer comes to look at it, he’s not really looking at the barn at all. One of DeLillo’s characters says:

    “Once you’ve seen the signs about the barn, it becomes impossible to see the barn.”

    So when people look at the Hawk photograph on Flickr, are they able to really see it, or are they seeing the accretion of information that has grown up around it?

    This is what is interesting about social networking and new media.

  5. CES? I thought big conferences were dead?

    http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/2006/08/01/big-conferences-are-dead/

    Specifically:
    “So, why does anyone need to go to a big conference to hear the news again? Simple: you don’t. It’s not worth doing.”

    and

    “I wonder how long CES will survive?”

    Why aren’t you practicing what you preached and simply inviting a blogger over for lunch to get the CES news?

    Man, dude! Make up your f***ing mind!!! Have a position and stick to it.

  6. CES? I thought big conferences were dead?

    http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/2006/08/01/big-conferences-are-dead/

    Specifically:
    “So, why does anyone need to go to a big conference to hear the news again? Simple: you don’t. It’s not worth doing.”

    and

    “I wonder how long CES will survive?”

    Why aren’t you practicing what you preached and simply inviting a blogger over for lunch to get the CES news?

    Man, dude! Make up your f***ing mind!!! Have a position and stick to it.

  7. Kinda like Nashville with a tan.
    If it gets to slickered up, you may loose the following. Please don’t let the marketiers ruin a good thing. The raw meat was real, raw unedited not for prime time. The original SNL. The Rolling Stones in the 70′s vs the Stones in the nursing home. $300 per ticket … I don’t think so. You the man! Not your the Man.
    Don’t sell out completely. Keep an edge.

  8. Kinda like Nashville with a tan.
    If it gets to slickered up, you may loose the following. Please don’t let the marketiers ruin a good thing. The raw meat was real, raw unedited not for prime time. The original SNL. The Rolling Stones in the 70′s vs the Stones in the nursing home. $300 per ticket … I don’t think so. You the man! Not your the Man.
    Don’t sell out completely. Keep an edge.

  9. Congrats Rob , on the Scoble Show !

    Watched the Blip Tv segment , pretty damn fine quality for a cheap Nikon camera .

    Its 100pm EST and Im “trying” to watch the PhotoWalk with you and Thomas Hawk . :(
    Not going well ,,

    Looks like the traffic jam is holding up the video .
    I’ll try back later ,,,, or is it on You Tube ?

    Watched a cool SYSTM video yesterday from Kevin Rose that explained the hardware and software for making a podcast.

    They also did a behind the scenes with Leo Laporte
    and showed the equipment that Leo uses to make a TWIT podcast .

    Very interesting and useful to us novices

    Look forward to more video Rob .

    JP

  10. Congrats Rob , on the Scoble Show !

    Watched the Blip Tv segment , pretty damn fine quality for a cheap Nikon camera .

    Its 100pm EST and Im “trying” to watch the PhotoWalk with you and Thomas Hawk . :(
    Not going well ,,

    Looks like the traffic jam is holding up the video .
    I’ll try back later ,,,, or is it on You Tube ?

    Watched a cool SYSTM video yesterday from Kevin Rose that explained the hardware and software for making a podcast.

    They also did a behind the scenes with Leo Laporte
    and showed the equipment that Leo uses to make a TWIT podcast .

    Very interesting and useful to us novices

    Look forward to more video Rob .

    JP

  11. This is truely visionary!!! Two real guys talking about what interests them both. Relaxed. Unrehersed. Perfect, iconic setting, under the GG Bridge, the symbol of design excellence that grabs your attention in a subtle but powerful way and won’t let you go…genius often appears simple… this show is a standout among a sea of mediocrity (except Ze Frank!!).

  12. This is truely visionary!!! Two real guys talking about what interests them both. Relaxed. Unrehersed. Perfect, iconic setting, under the GG Bridge, the symbol of design excellence that grabs your attention in a subtle but powerful way and won’t let you go…genius often appears simple… this show is a standout among a sea of mediocrity (except Ze Frank!!).

  13. @10. Huh? So, lemme see if I understand your logic. Customers don’t need to attend a confernece, but companies and exhibitors do? So, your proposal is that you should go to a conference that you are saying customers don’t need to attend? Seriously, I’m really having trouble following your logic here.

  14. @10. Huh? So, lemme see if I understand your logic. Customers don’t need to attend a confernece, but companies and exhibitors do? So, your proposal is that you should go to a conference that you are saying customers don’t need to attend? Seriously, I’m really having trouble following your logic here.

  15. Watching the video with Jonathan right now Scoble. Good stuff!

    One thing that I ask for in future vids, if it is possible I’d like to hear the interviewers voice more clearly (yours). You have a microphone on Jonathan, but the conversation would flow better if we could fully understand both parties. Not sure what products are available for that… but IMO it is truly necessary to have a professional pod/video cast.

    More constructive criticism to come… thanks for the informative interview.

  16. Watching the video with Jonathan right now Scoble. Good stuff!

    One thing that I ask for in future vids, if it is possible I’d like to hear the interviewers voice more clearly (yours). You have a microphone on Jonathan, but the conversation would flow better if we could fully understand both parties. Not sure what products are available for that… but IMO it is truly necessary to have a professional pod/video cast.

    More constructive criticism to come… thanks for the informative interview.

  17. Robert, See if you can interview an Apple lawyer about whether they think your company needs to change its name. Or what there real branding intentions are with regard to podcast and ipodcast.

  18. Robert, See if you can interview an Apple lawyer about whether they think your company needs to change its name. Or what there real branding intentions are with regard to podcast and ipodcast.

  19. Robert – I think you may be having bandwidth issues with PodDev. I’m on an 8mbit connection in the UK, and it is taking an extremely long time (like an hour) to download the 5min demo on Jotspot. It’s not a problem at my end, cos I can download other stuff fine.

    It’s a shame, cos it looks like great stuff!

  20. Robert – I think you may be having bandwidth issues with PodDev. I’m on an 8mbit connection in the UK, and it is taking an extremely long time (like an hour) to download the 5min demo on Jotspot. It’s not a problem at my end, cos I can download other stuff fine.

    It’s a shame, cos it looks like great stuff!