This week's NPR All Tech Considered was a grab bag of tech stuff, what my producer calls the "Shotgun" approach. Sometimes, he says, things are a little "too shotgunny" other times, we do not seem to have enough ammo for said shotgun. When the thing is actually fired, in studio, it seems the magic of editing seems to craft it into the correct amount of shotgunnage.
Sometimes, we begin to use a gun analogy and it goes on for far too long.
Anyhoo, yesterday's segment included bits about an online banjo school (if you look in the blog entry comments you'll see that we narrowly avoided what could have been a very bloody banjo gang feud), a video game mini-recession, a way to deposit checks via an iPhone camera and other tidbits. The piece is broken up into two chunks online -- you can hear the first part here and the second part (with me) over here.
I must add that it's very strange to see your laughs and silly asides transcribed for the world to see.
This is one of those weird Bruce Willis movies where you see the trailer and think, "This is absolute crap. I would never go see that."
Then you watch the trailer three or four move times (because, say, you have to make a video about said trailer) and you start to think, "You know what, this could actually work! Plus, Bruce Willis is in it! He's usually pretty good at elevating crap material. A little."
It's such a creepy premise, but I'm half-sold that it might not be a disaster. I give you Surrogates: