ACM - Computers in Entertainment

December 2016 Archive

The New Breed of Filmmaker, Content Consumer in 25 Years

Dec. 27, 2016

Every year folks peek behind the curtain and tell you what stuff is going to take place next year and what technologies/products are going to succeed...and fail. Jeezz might as well skip the year. Not me. Nope I want to give you an idea of what the tomorrow way out there is going to look like 25 years from now, specifically entertainment. That way if you make money in the industry you can speed up or adjust your course to be ready to succeed in a big way. If you're just an entertainment consumer then you can prepare yourself for how good things are going to be. If I'm a little wrong come back in 25 years and I'll graciously accept your gottcha comment. If you ignore my crystal ball projections do it at your own peril!
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The Smart Home Puzzle is Missing a Few Pieces

Dec. 21, 2016

Sometimes I wish I wasn't such an optomist and looked at marketing statements of fact with skepticism. But it's just not the way I'm built...especially when it comes to technology. For three years I've listened to the pitches on how good my life was going to be once I moved into a smart house. I've listened to the fairytales keynote speakers and marketing folks gave me at CES. Since the wife said we're not moving I figured I might as well "upgrade" our lovely home. All I can say is I've got a lot of questions to ask when I visit the show in Vegas in a few weeks. Or to put it nicely...your mileage may vary!
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Office Perks Fade, Attention to Personnel Doesn’t

Dec. 13, 2016

We're approach a new year with a combination of relief and hope. 2016 is almost history and 2017 is virgin, fertile ground to grow your organization bigger, better as long as you have all the right talent in place and their focused/determined to make the organization succeed. Finding folks is tough, getting them all marching in the same direction with the same goals is tougher and keeping the best ones is your toughest job. There are more gimmicks being offered than people have seen for a long, long time but too many organizations will overlook the real key to keeping good people - showing them that you care about them as an individual, a person. Yeah it's simple but OMG it works...use it more, use it often, mean it.
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