The visit to NPR was great. For someone who listens to All Things Considered and Morning edition on a regular basis, getting the tour was a kick (and I LOVE radio stations.)
Even better, there were about 60 NPR folks–from the online group and other parts of the company–come to listen to my talk about digital media and emerging technology tools/companies and share their own ideas.
The group had some good observations and we connected.
Afterwards, I talked with some of the senior staff about ideas they were considering.
I won’t spill them here, but will say this group is interested in podcasting, understands tags and tag clouds (at least some do), and is very aware they need to distribute their content beyond the browser (mobile, anyone?)
Went off to the Metro feeling good, especially after the catch-up lunch my old friend and had post talk. B has spent significant time in Asia–Bali, Vietnam, Thailand–it was inspiring to hear his stories and made me want to head East the next time I take time off.
Bonus: If you would like a copy of the powerpoint deck I used in my talk–on Emerging Technology and Digital Media, new technologies and companies to watch, email me at mernit at gmail dot com and I will send you one.

The visit to NPR was great. For someone who listens to All Things Considered and Morning edition on a regular basis, getting the tour was a kick (and I LOVE radio stations.)
Even better, there were about 60 NPR folks–from the online group and other parts of the company–come to listen to my talk about digital media and emerging technology tools/companies and share their own ideas.
The group had some good observations and we connected.
Afterwards, I talked with some of the senior staff about ideas they were considering.
I won’t spill them here, but will say this group is interested in podcasting, understands tags and tag clouds (at least some do), and is very aware they need to distribute their content beyond the browser (mobile, anyone?)
Went off to the Metro feeling good, especially after the catch-up lunch my old friend and had post talk. B has spent significant time in Asia–Bali, Vietnam, Thailand–it was inspiring to hear his stories and made me want to head East the next time I take time off.
Bonus: If you would like a copy of the powerpoint deck I used in my talk–on Emerging Technology and Digital Media, new technologies and companies to watch, email me at mernit at gmail dot com and I will send you one.