Dots not yet connected: today’s random musings

Several interesting “dots” appeared today that I’m going to have to mull over for awhile before I connect them or incorporate them into my thinking about next generation internet:

  • Cool article on Mayo Clinic at Fast Company. While at Apple many years ago, I spent considerable time with senior level folks at this multi-billion dollar non-profit organization. It’s the biggest, small town clinic in the world. They cater to Arab sheiks (extended the Rochester, MN airport to accommodate their huge jets) and are also a combination of unsophisticated information technologists but simultaneously at the bleeding edge. This article talks about one cutting edge focus and I wouldn’t be surprised if it became a best-practice in medicine
  • The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) has an experimental prototype of their 75 year back catalog. This is incredible and makes me wonder what the hell our National Public Radio corporation is doing to emulate this experiment
  • This was a “yesterday” news item, but I talked with my 11 year old gaming son last night about it again. The item was Microsoft acquiring Massive, Inc., a company focused on delivering advertising within video games. My son thinks “if the ads are cool I’d watch or look at them” and it’s inevitable — what with companies buying the rights to naming stadiums and seemingly everything sponsored — advertisers will help underwrite and monetize wherever the attention of the masses go.
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Podcasting hit the mainstream in July of 2005 when Apple added podcast show support within iTunes. I'd seen this coming so started podcasting in May of 2005 and kept going until August of 2007. Unfortunately was never 'discovered' by national broadcasters, but made a delightfully large number of connections with people all over the world because of these shows. Click here to view the archive of my podcast posts.