Hey, I know he’s a billionaire. Owns the Dallas Mavericks. And invested in an HD movie company.
I can still teach him something.
Today he said that it’ll be a long time before your PC will connect to an HDTV because your PC doesn’t have the right connections.
I say that’s poppycock.
Here’s how I hooked mine up: Ethernet. Your PC has one of those connectors, right?
My Media Center-run PC hooks up to my Ethernet jack, which hooks up to a Wifi router. My Wifi router sprays its packets down (via 802.11a) to a Wifi antenna on my Xbox 360. Those packets get decoded, and sent from my Xbox 360 over its HD component cables to my Sony 60-inch HDTV. Which displays them for me to watch.
I hear Microsoft is selling something like 15,000 Xbox 360s every day.
Mark, if you want to fly me down to your house I’ll be happy to connect a similar system for you. It’s easy and it ROCKS.
Once you do that, you can play Rocketboom (or ScobleShow, if you like long and boring videos about the tech industry) from your PC to your HD screen. Plus music. Plus photos.
It’s the best way to hook a PC up to an HD screen and has the added benefit of being “wife approved.” Why? Cause the ugly PC doesn’t sit in your living room with your TV. Just ask Maryam how important this is to getting along with women. You don’t want to look like a billionaire geek who has no sense of style, do you?
But Thomas Hawk bought a Mac.
Hmmm, I bought two so far this year. And my wife’s makes three. I still use my Windows machine more, though. Mostly cause of Outlook. Unlearning hundreds of thousands of emails answered (and tons of calendar items stored) is proving to be very tough. Since leaving SFO I’ve answered more than 600 emails. Whew.
What’s worse, is I received 48 new ones between Newport, Wales, and London.
Jason Calacanis has nothing to do, so he figured he’d get “pissed as newts” too, albeit in New York instead of flying over to London and joining us. Heh!
Ahh, but he doesn’t have a Firefox party to visit on his little tour through New York’s fine drinking establishments! Not to mention there’s not a bloody Queen in New York.
Can you tell I’ve been in London for a few hours already?
Oh, and happy birthday Jason! We’ll drink to you, your birthday, and the bloody Queen, over on this side of the pond.
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That’s about how fast Kim Sacha is — she’s one of the top 10 players in the world. Watch the video and learn how to play Zuma (one of the top Xbox 360 and iPod video games). Oh, and if you’re in the video game business, this is free customer research into the casual gamer market. Hint: those women control a lot of Xbox purchases! Wake up Tom Peters! She has a WordPress blog all about Zuma 360 too.
Oh, and if you want something a bit more geeky, watch Liz Lawley, the social software professor. She has forgotten more about social software than we know. Seriously, if you’re into Web 2.0 and World of Warcraft and all that, she’s done some of the best thinking. Yes, she has a blog too (doesn’t update it enough, we think she’s off in WoW or over in Vox too much), and is an instructor at Rochester Institute of Technology and just finished a stint at Microsoft Research.
Dave Winer says we’ll know Web 2.0′s bubble is popped when Google’s stock crashes.
So, what’s the chances of that happening? Well, here in Wales, I see hundreds of businesses, nearly none of them are on Google. Despite the fact that the local population says they use Google.
Translation: Google’s growth isn’t close to being done yet. Particularly internationally.
Will Barons prove right? I don’t know. I still remember all the pundits saying “Apple is dead.” Or, talk to Robert Hess. When he started working at Microsoft about 18 years ago his coworkers told him to sell Microsoft, thinking there was no possible way for the stock to go up more than it already had (remember, back in the 1980s Microsoft was in the same place that Google is today).
I see nothing that’ll stop Google. Do you?
Or, if you do think Google is overrated, what do you think will pop its bubble?
Some things we’ll watch for: growth slowing. That’ll tell us that Google doesn’t have what it takes to get all these businesses on board.
Hey, begging for things you want on your blog sometimes works. This guy begged to drive an Aston Martin on his blog and got his wish taken care of.
So, Steve, what about it? Or do you only give exclusives to big-name magazines?
Consolation prize? I’ll take a ride in an Aston Martin too!