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The Life Changing Radio Assignment

The Life Changing Radio Assignment

When I was 19 years old I worked as a DJ at a Winnipeg radio station, while finishing my computer science degree (doing both full-time — sleep was optional). When you work at a local radio station, you await the opportunities for your “big break”. I waited and waited… and waited. And then one day ... Read More
 
You Don’t Know Me… Why Not?

You Don’t Know Me… Why Not?

Ted Cohen of EMI, Wired Magazine’s “Music Node” as one of the most connected people in the Entertainment Industry, was speaking at a conference recently and related his experience with a new recommendation service. The Internet-based service asked him to list artists that he liked so it could make recommendations of music he might like. ... Read More
 

The Most Powerful “Lyrics”

Before I wrap up my musings on Bono and U2, I want to share one more example of living your passion and using your platform to influence and impact culture… This is a complete transcript of Bono’s talk at the 54th National Prayer Breakfast. Although it’s longer than typical for a blog, I post it ... Read More
 
Being Digital

Being Digital

Nicholas Negroponte (Credit: Web Chappell) Nicholas Negroponte, founder and director of MIT’s Media Lab, authored Being Digital in 1995. The book was actually a collection of articles he’d written for Wired Magazine in its first years. The key concept discussed in the book was the movement from “Atoms to Bits” and its impact on all ... Read More
 

Mission: Impact

I am fortunate in that music has always remained an important part of my life while my career in technology continued to grow. Today I can truly say that the road I have traveled is one that has brought both of these passions together for me.   I have been fan, writer, performer, producer, engineer, ... Read More