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Weekly Reading: Telling the Story of Pro AV

When I was younger, my mom worked for an independent bookstore (what’s that?) in the distant suburbs of New York City. I didn’t really appreciate it at the time, but this afforded her some “ins” with NYC publishers that I admired. Like when she got me a preview copy — an uncorrected proof — of […]

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Weekly Reading: The Quietest Nightclub in D.C.

It dawned on me recently, as I was scouring the Interwebs for interesting reading, that I might actually be at a stage in my life when the words “quiet” and “nightclub” sound great in the same sentence. Throw in the word “cork” and it’s even better (see below). A nice Schug Carneros Estate Pinot Noir? Probably […]

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Weekly Reading: MLB is a Streaming Video Juggernaut

Is it weird that I went to the beach last week and didn’t read anything? Not even beach reading. There was usually a morning newspaper handy, but nope. It’s not that I don’t have three different books going at the moment. I do. I just didn’t read any of them. I streamed a lot of […]

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Weekly Reading: Pulling the Plug on a Hologram

Before we get into the cops shutting down a hologram (not the one pictured), let’s talk contrast ratio. You’re an AV professional; you know there’s an ANSI/InfoComm standard for the contrast ratio of projected images. Do this right and audiences will be able to better see/read/perceive whatever it is you’re projecting. (Even the hologram of a rap artist? No guarantees […]

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Weekly Reading: Drones, Minecraft, the Future and My Echo

I have a girlfriend. You may know her. Her name is Alexa. My wife tries to relate to Alexa, but they’re not always on the same wavelength. But in Alexa, I see the future. Alexa is what I (and others) call my new Amazon Echo, a voice-activated, wireless streaming speaker/media player. Because I’m an Amazon […]

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