Hawk's Nest

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Why & Where the Hawk Blogs

Recently some discussion has arisen about just why a person blogs. If you've followed this blog, you know it goes in fits and starts. Mostly, it is driven by time concerns and the ebb/flow of life. When I want to write a little more about a topic, it shows up here.

Mostly, though, I like to clip interesting postings that I'll find myself readingfrom the blogosphere throughout the day. I might make a small comment on the post or just let it stand on its own. Either way, it is the blog you should check out daily from me. You'll alway find something new and worth reading. It's become my main avenue for sharing so please check it out.
Hawk's Clippings -- http://www.bloglines.com/blog/theotrek
The RSS feed if you are so inclined is http://www.bloglines.com/blog/theotrek/rss

Sunday, March 12, 2006

'Top Gun' Jets Return From Final Combat

Having been into fighters growing up, it's sad to see the F-14 which captured my imagination as a child be retired. I used to have a model of the plane with its movable wings. I loved pretending my own flyovers with it.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Variety.com - ABC downloads plan to upload segs on Web

So ABC will start offering episodes of show "free" online with ads. Talk about shaking things up...buy ad free Lost from iTunes or watch free online with ads. It's great that they're "getting it". Just read this unbelievable quote from the CEO of Disney, Bob Iger:
While many nets have Webcast individual episodes of their shows online for promotional purposes, none have yet regularly Webcast series for free -- a move sure to raise affiliates' eyebrows.

But Iger made clear that maintaining current business relationships isn't at the top of his agenda. "You have to be willing to put traditional business models and relationships aside in order to reach consumers," he noted. "We will no longer be slave to the old business models because consumers just don't care about them." (emphasis mine)