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  • The Technology Space at AARP

    Uhhh… Okay. Let’s just say that the technology space at AARP’s Orlando@50+ sucked. Big time. It was so cold in that corner of the show room floor that people were catching cold, their noses were running, the runny noses were causing mustaches to freeze up. It was not pleasant. Enter the guy from Google. This [...]

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    AARP Drum Circle

    Caught this using my little Nikon Coolpix, a handheld still camera with some video capability. The escalator ride seemed like a good idea at the time, but obviously I should have ridden it down first and then done the long dolly out at the end. Oh well. Busby Berkeley, I ain’t, but I’m pretty good [...]

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    Procrustean news patterns

    The “daily news cycle” killed twentieth century journalism. It drained meaning, the life blood of news dissemination, from the stories we needed to hear. The artificial constraint of deadline driven journalism forced journalists and news-makers to collude in an elaborate ritual more suited to ancient Greek dramatic arts than to newscasts or newspapers. Nine years [...]

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    For What It’s Worth

    The last event of the Orlando@50 AARP gathering was a powerhouse concert featuring stars from the sixties. Richie Havens opened the show, and yes, he sang “Freedom” during his set. Next up was Judy Collins and she covered favorites from “Diamonds and Rust”, through “Both Sides Now” to “Send in the Clowns”. When a creative [...]

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    Secretary Sebelius at Orlando AARP Convention

    Sebelius was here to talk about the new Affordable Care Law, to inform us regarding details, and to enlist AARP members’ support in getting the facts out in the face of the continuing huge disinformation campaign. She didn’t mention Newt Gingrich, Fox News, or the Insurance Industry’s advertising budget, but she reminded us that there [...]

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    My AARP Tech Perfect Fail

    I’ve had a bad day in multimedia. Seeking to be best blogger I can be for AARP, I screwed up my video. I screwed up my audio. I even failed to connect with Tony the Tiger for a photo op. It was not a good day, technically. On the other hand… I saw Jane Pauley [...]

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    Tony the Tiger

    I cruised the AARP exhibit hall shortly before it opened today in Orlando. I picked up a modest amount of schwag and a couple of important clues. First, and probably most important: Kellogg’s promises that Tony the Tiger himself will be on hand throughout the day today, providing hand-outs of the new Fiber Plus cereal [...]

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    High flying

    Maybe the mouse is dead. This is my first trip to Orlando in a plane full of grown-ups. Usually the background noise is whining and crying and… Damn! The cap’n has just come on the intercom congratulating Josie Something-or-other on her first flight and thanking her for the crayon rendition of the corporate mouse. Happily, [...]

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