i dropped in at the annual national association of broadcasting
convention to see if the convergence issues we're watching in
the content space from museums, libraries, publishers and broadcasters
was being talked about in an educational context at NAB. I was
hoping spectrum allocation, authoring tools, digital repositories,
metadata and search might be topical issues to involve in the
open broker exchange project we're releasing to the planet this summer.
Sun was highlighting our relationship with WGBH and our joint Digital
Asset Management Architecture (http://daminfo.wgbh.org/). After the
Library of Congress NDIIPP grant, WGBH is playing a great role in
our advocacy efforts around digital preservation and re-purposing
of content. We all went out for a nice korean BBQ dinner to celebrate
both the partnership, but also Amy's marriage announcement!.
While not as much EDU content as I had hoped, there was a lot of
really cool things to see in the new digital camera, authoring
and distribution side. I went to the NAB Award presentation for
lifetime achievement for the "Tonight Show" hosted by Jay Leno. It
just goes to show the long term value of great content.
Other than Sun, the Apple presence was booming around Final Cut
Studio. It's just amazing what you can do now with a $1200 app suite,
a digital camera and some talent. I upgrade to Tiger on the 29th.
Next is the Stanford Forum Lecture on "Intellectual Property in
the Digital Age" on April 27th hosted by Lawrence Lessig. It should
be really interesting as whether you create content or software,
the value of that IP on the net is a big, big issue around sustainable
business models on the web.