Daily Archives: March 12, 2009

What is going on in my life?

It’s 5:08 a.m. and I haven’t gotten much sleep, but that’s cause I’m creatively alive. Last night I hung out with a ton of smart people at David Allen’s Getting Things Done Summit and came home and just wanted to do a lot of things. Got a bunch of photos up. Uploaded a video, working on others. Even got in the mood to blog again. I know, I know, it’s been a while.

Here’s what’s going on: on Monday I start a new project with a new company. On Saturday I will reveal what that is on the Gillmor Gang (that’s distributed live on Leo Laporte’s network at http://live.twit.tv at 3 p.m. Pacific Time on Saturday afternoons). Actually it’ll be more than me, because there’s a team of people involved, not just me. We’ll take questions and all that then. We’ll be doing that from the SXSW event in Austin, Texas. I’ll be there Saturday-Wednesday. Hope to see you there! We’ll be doing live video every afternoon on the Ustream SXSW studio. Please join us there, we’ll have lots of music and fun guests.

Anyway, I’ve been posting a TON of stuff over on friendfeed at http://www.friendfeed.com/scobleizer — I’ve been seeing a lot of companies and interesting people the past few weeks and that’s where I’ve been posting everything I’ve been doing. That will change in April, but I’m still in “slowdown” mode in public while I get our new project going.

More to come next week after I can talk openly about what’s going on in my life.

Digitizing Ansel Adams

The Ansel Adams gallery has a problem: there’s still a lot of demand for Ansel Adams photos (Steve Jobs allegedly has a bunch of originals in his house) but they can’t make any more original prints because Ansel has been dead for quite a few decades. That means his original prints are selling for tens of thousands of dollars (and in some cases even hundreds of thousands).

Which means most people won’t be able to put an Ansel Adams picture on their walls.

That’s changing because his grandson is leading an effort to digitize some of his photos and print them in an affordable format. But these are no mere cheap copies. They are virtually indistinguishable from the originals. Matthew Adams, Ansel’s grandson, says it’s hard for him to tell the difference and he’s around the originals all day long. Here I learn the process that they use to digitize the images. If you’re a photo geek you’ll appreciate this video.