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10
Aug
Broadband
The war over broadband
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FCC chairman Ajit Pai is now taking aim at broadband internet itself.  With the rise in mobile internet, the FCC may decide that continuing to expand broadband reach to rural areas that might still not have such service has been fulfilled.  This might make a bit of since; current trends point to mobile access becoming the primary way Americans connect to the internet.  But that line of thinking might be incorrect. First, just because you're connecting to the internet on…

08
Aug
Demolition-and-Scrap
Disruptive technology: what it means for the modern association
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A few months ago, I wrote a scene where a character called for a taxi to pick her up from the hospital.  A friend of mine pointed out that she would have used Uber; taxi's were going extinct.  Uber has become the signal banner for modern "disruptive" technology, and "disruptive" technology has become the rally cry for young tech companies. If you've recently had a consultation for your association's tech presence, chances are the term "disruptive" has been tossed around…

31
Jul
new media
Podcasts, Vlogs, and Blogs: New Media’s dominance reigns supreme
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We've talked quite a bit about the various parts that make up "new media".  From podcasting, to its video counterpart: the vlog, to the most traditional looking: the blog.  Taken individually, these seem like small stones throne into the pond of "content" that organizations can offer.  And since the first two seem so new, it's easy to see them as toys children play with while the adults consume more serious media in more conventional ways.  And just a few short…