With the Olympics ending I was getting a little depressed. These past two weeks watching these inspiring athletes performing magnificent feats at their maximum potential certainly has had a positive effect on my performance as a programmer. Fortunately I happened to stumble upon Joel Runyan's blog and this particular post. Thought I'd share it for those looking for new inspiration post-Olympics.
Thanks for sharing! It's awesome that Russell Kirsch doesn't like what Apple is doing by turning everybody into "consumers" instead of "creators". He's one wise man.
Thank you so much for sharing this. I personally hate the era of the tablet, because of the behaviors it introduces in people, and it is partly the technologies fault, but also an intrinsic fault in humans all together. This made my evening.
Yes, except in the US where nobody bid for the rights. This is in contrast to the UK (C4), Australia (ABC), Brazil (RG and Sportv), Canada (CTV in en, RDS in fr), the EU (EBU) and specifically YLE in Finland, ARD and ZDF in Germany, Sky Italia in Italy, NHK in Japan, KBS in South Korea and TPTV in Thialand.
So in summary: Yes, it's on TV, unless you're in the USA (because the USA is full of fail).
CTV coverage of the Olympics was awesome. The website they had was incredible too...Silverlight player, live streaming...you could even load up a stream and go back 4 hours and start watching there. And CTV showed the LIVE closing ceremonies, from beginning to end. Barely any commercials. No @NBCfail up here =)
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