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Not So Much a Region, but an Attitude April 27, 2007

Posted by David Card in Media.
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Classic. Rather than build a product, old media is at least equally focused on patenting a technology. Yes, I’m just back from the left coast — Pacific NWest, actually — and feeling grumpy after meeting with a lot of smart people who are actually working on solving interesting problems.

    News Corp. says it hopes to patent a technology that will allow for the digital insertion of ads and promos on Fox network and cable programs that people watch days later on a digital video recorder. News Corp. hopes to test the technology soon, says Andrew G. Setos, president of engineering for Fox Group.

What smart creative people do:

– Silicon Valley & points north: work on solving interesting problems
– Southern California: fight foolish battles between art and commerce
– East Coast: worry about office politics, where their kids will go to school, and how to get richer, while maintaining their ironic distance

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