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Thursday, June 3, 2010

laptops are yesterdays news

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.'s Jeffrey Katzenberge believes that Apple Inc.'s iPad and other tablet devices represent the future of computers and media consumption, especially among younger people. Mr. Katzenberg says he personally no longer uses a laptop, relying instead on an iPad and a Blackberry cellphone.
"The laptop is yesterday's news," Mr. Katzenberg said.

3D is here to stay 
3-D is the most important new creative tool for filmmakers since the advent of color, but there's already been a consumer backlash against low-quality 3-D movies Mr. Katzenberg, speaking at the D: All Things Digital conference, said consumers are "pretty discerning" about the quality of 3-D movies and that moviegoers have responded negatively to the higher price of "lesser quality" movies, though he didn't name particular films.

Public Speaking is Power

 Public Speaking is vital
1.     Spreading, using and resolving ideas, influence and knowledge
2.     Public speaking touches everyone and every aspect of life
a.     Helps gain success in every aspect of life
b.     Vital as a means of civic engagement
c.      Can be a form of empowerment
1.     Career advancement, understanding communication is a key resource
2.     Career advancement, being able to speak to groups is a key asset.
3.     Understanding and using Communication will lead to improvement in:
a.     Grades, Academics
b.     Success (Money and otherwise)
c.      Understanding others and the world around you
d.     Marketing and being marketed or sold to
e.     Civic Responsibility (more later)
4.     Skills
a.     Organizing thoughts
b.     Tailoring message to the audience
c.      Response to and adapting to feedback
d.     Seeking Maximum Impact

Golden Girl's Time, Fare Well Rue McClanahan

We have lost another Golden Girl. Rue McClanahan is gone at 76 (or NPR reports 77).

Eddi-Rue McClanahan
February 21, 1934
HealdtonOklahoma, U.S.
DiedJune 3, 2010 (aged 76)
New York CityNew York, U.S.
Years active1957–2010
Spouse(s)Tom Bish (1958)
Norman Hartweg (1959–1961)
Peter DeMaio (1964–1971)
Gus Fisher (1976–1978)
Tom Keel (1985–1986)
Morrow Wilson (1997–2010)