You are right, Paul, that's why I assume the app will be a success. But I think it's important to take a moment to think about the fact that our culture is so celebrity-obsessed and discover some sanity. Just because it's the norm doesn't mean it shouldn't be questioned and made fun of. So, yes, I know that I can make fun of this iPad app and feel righteous about doing so, but I also know that it will be something people flock to.
"Do you want to immerse yourself in the details of the royal wedding of William and Kate, neither of whom will ever know you in real life?"
Do they really have to know me in real life? I don't think that has to be a factor. We are living an ceelberity laden culture and most of the folks we are so fanatic about don't even know about our existence. Look at me rushing to to get a Tiger Woods App when the felow may not even have the time to sign an autograph for my daughter.
Nicole these are the new realities of a world that has gone digital and completely different from grandmad's world.
Now apparently the mobile platform of choice, the Apple iPhone has benefited from its sound understanding of human factors and ergonomics – but is this reputation threatened by a looming avalanche of advertising?
Marissa Mayer at Yahoo has come out with her strategy on turning the company around: culture, company, calibration, and compensation. But Yahoo needs to have a technical approach to the mobile cloud opportunity, not a management theory lesson.
Netflix seemed to be a threat to all of TV, but with the current quarterly earnings report, it sure doesn't look as if that's true now. Netflix really proves that even Internet viewing of video isn't immune to profit and other business issues. This is a lesson we need to learn if we want a viable online video model.
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