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Weekly Reading: The Product Apple Didn’t Announce

Recently I did something I missed for most of the past year. I hung out at a local AV industry event, namely Almo Pro A/V’s E4 event outside Washington, D.C. Almo and other AV/IT distributors hold these mini conferences around the country, where you can see new technologies and get valuable training, including CTS renewal […]

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HBO, CBS to Start Streaming: Noooooooooooo!

I’m no big fan of my cable service provider; nor of my cable service provider before that; nor of the sizable monthly bills my cable provider sends that I have little choice but to pay. I’m not a huge fan of my broadband provider (same as the aforementioned cable service provider); nor of the monthly fee I pay for broadband; […]

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Weekly Reading: Audio Books and a Comedy Club That Charges by the Laugh

I admit it: Sometimes I read by listening. As an English major once upon a time, the idea initially seemed sacrilege, but my professors would forgive me if they ever sat in Beltway traffic in the Washington, D.C. area. And of course, with mobile tech what it is today, who wouldn’t listen to books? Current “reading”: […]

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The Triangle of Communication in Auditoriums

Auditoriums serve a multitude of communication styles and goals. In our work we see three broad directions of communication that affect auditorium design — hence directing acoustics and technology design. From the platform to the audience. From the audience back to the platform. From the audience to each other. Depending on the use of the […]

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The Value Proposition of Videoconferencing May Have Been a Little Off, but That’s Okay

Have you seen the new TV advertisements for GoToMeeting, the online collaboration tool that most of us have probably used at one time or another? The company is highlighting videoconferencing integration and touting reduced travel as a top benefit. Been there? Done that? I probably don’t need to remind you that post-9/11, extensive travel seemed […]

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