Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ok, yeah yeah, I work for Cisco, but that's not the point. This is musically amazing. Studies have been done where musicians try to perform together over phones or video conference but as the latency goes much above 250ms it gets maddeningly hard to stay together. This performance and the technological ability to do it is incredible.

Secondly, I wish I lived in a culture that still respected classical music enough to use it in a popular setting like this. If this were done in the US they would have been reduced to dancing to U2 or something.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Throwing a wrench in Apple's ad campaign

I know the Mac vs. PC ads are hilarious but I often wonder what was going on in the original casting meetings for those ads. Now, John Hodgman is perfect. Funny, great timing, more than a little dorky. But what about the Mac?

Justin Long always struck me as a strange choice. He's mildly cool in the ads but understated. Maybe that's what they were going for. But all I think about when I see him is wrenches.