Archive | November, 2015

The Known Unknowns

I am asked all the time about the future of display technologies. What is coming next? In responding to this question, I am reminded of a quote from former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, in his book Known and Unknown where he said “There are known knowns. These are the things we know we know. […]

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Weekly Reading: The Internet of Me, Plus Cirque du Soleil, Video Games and Facebook

Last week, I attended InfoComm Connections in New York. (Find posts on Twitter using hashtag #ICConnections.) Great show. Great to see so many friendly faces. I stayed at a hip hotel near the Javits Center (not pictured). Small, cozy, climate-controlled via an occupancy sensor in the room. There it was, above the door near the ceiling, […]

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More About AV Buyers and Their Vertical Markets

Wow. Has it been three months already? This is James again, the not-so-new Director of Market Research at InfoComm International. In my last blog, I talked briefly about the American Institute of Architects (AIA), where I used to work. Well, here I go again on how the AV and architecture industries are interconnected. The majority […]

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About That Napkin: Documenting AV Projects is Good for Business

Every person I’ve met in the AV industry is passionate about what they do. Complicated audio and video gear never loses its shine for AV people, and they are dedicated to making others happy. Most of the professional AV community is made up of very smart, competent, hardworking, creative, fun-loving people who sometimes sell themselves short […]

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Weekly Reading: For the Love of Vinyl, Plus Wi-Fi Blocking and Tough Times for VR

I never thought I’d be this guy. I’m no hipster; no stereophile. As recently as a month ago, when I was refurbishing a 1970s Yamaha receiver (pictured) and speakers and hooking up a fairly economical 2015 CD player, I swore I had no interest in a new turntable, despite my modest record collection. I already had a […]

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