While sitting around the breakfast table with my family this Thanksgiving weekend, my dad pointed out something shocking to me that he found while reading the Lansing State Journal’s (our hometown newspaper) editorial page. There was an advertisement for the soft porn videos Girls Gone Wild. (see screen shot above)
I’m shocked that a newspaper would promote something that is so flagrantly offensive and degrading. The publisher of the newspaper should apologize for allowing this to take place.
So now what can I do? Iron Chef America is not on iTunes. It’s not on Hulu. They don’t make it available from the Food Network Web site. I could sit around and hope I magically get it when it’s being re-run but that’s not an option. So what can I do? I could get a boot-leg copy off of Bittorrent… but that just doesn’t seem right to me (call me crazy).
I’m saying that I’m willing to pay money via iTunes for it or I’m willing watch some ads and have it streamed online. Why hasn’t every cable network (including Food Network) seen this reality and started implementing these options? I can’t be the only one who wants this.
You can type in “Florence, Italy” and seconds later you’ll be flipping through the most interesting or most recent photos for that area. I have to say this is way cool! I’ve already spent two hours tonight just flipping through photos in various parts of the world.
I have seen some really amazing photographs. Plus I think I have my next 30 years of vacations planned out. :-p
This reminds me a lot of when I was growing up and my dad and I would surf on telnet. It was a game to see how many different Web sites in different countries we could see in an evening. The Web gave me the ability to see a world beyond my own.
I can totally see Flickr Places being used by people all over the world to get excited about areas or places that they’ve never been before and maybe even make connections with people they’ve never met before.
Also… I could totally see someone seeing a place on the news like Baghdad and wanting to see more photos from that location.
Oh oh oh… there’s one things I forgot to mention. Flickr also has this new map view which displays the keywords of what people are taking pictures of in that region.
Early stage investment firm LaunchBox Digital has opened it’s doors in Washington DC. They’re looking for new entrepreneurs who’re looking for some help make their dreams a reality. This includes investment capital, mentoring, and help with access to the right people. It operates much like Y Combinator.
Being someone who acts from time to time as an advocate for the DC technology community, this makes me very excited. I can’t wait to see what kind of new ideas come out of the LaunchBox Digital 2008 program.
This has definitely gone a long way towards awakening the entrepreneurial spirit in a lot of folks, which is exciting.