Posts tagged newspaper
TOPIC: You’ve heard Mike rant about SOPA often enough … it’s about time he got someone on-air knowledgeable about the darn thing! If you’ve been wondering what it is, or why we should hate it, Reddit‘s GM Erik Martin provides a much needed clear head and informed insight into the topic.
Not to let a show go without some sort of rant, Mike also gets his whine on about ereaders and newspapers and why they don’t combine forces offering low-cost ereaders with a subscription contract … which, judging by the news today somebody must have listened!
Jay Garmon joins us to answer last week’s geek trivia and present a great new one:
Who was the famous inventor that had the year 4000 exception suggestion to replace the leap year idea, and why was this suggestion not made into a rule?
We skip the whole coolsite of the week thing again (too much cool stuff going on with the show), but some places you should check out include:
- SOPA on Reddit – We discuss this on air, and it’s a great place to start for in-depth and current info about SOPA!
- Reddit.com – If you haven’t gotten there yet, well, it’s about time you did!
- TechTalk on Facebook – Don’t forget to “like” us if you’re a fan!
The podcast only song is the awesome “She Only Sleeps …” by David Byrne!
TOPIC: Mike fights through a bad headcold to bring an excellent show to your ears – thanks mostly to his guests of course! Lead technology writer for the New York Times and author of the book “I Live in the Future & Here’s How it Works” Nick Bilton comes on for a solid half hour of cerebral social networking discussion, and we have Scott Andraschko, Director of IT for the Round Lake Area Schools as a special guest chiming in with some great insights too!
As if that wasn’t enough, we bring in regular Jay “Encyclopedia” Garmonica with another awesome geek trivia of the week:
What celebrity owned the GMail.com domain name in 2004, when Google purchased it for their mail service?
Nick provides a few great coolsites of the week, plus have time for one of our own too:
- TaskRabbit – Per Nick Bilton: Real people taking care of the tasks you don’t want to! Pay per job and find qualified safe help through Task Rabbit.
- FancyHands – Per Nick Bilton: Ever thought you might need a personal assistant? Here’s an easy (and relatively cheap) way to get one today! Research, rescheduling meetings, phone calls and letters … all for one set price per month!
- FaxDesk – Still faxing? But no fax machine? FaxDesk offers instant fax to email and email to fax services with one-off or permanent numbers.
The podcast only song of the week this week is “Je Veux te Voir” by Yelle.
TOPIC: Pulitzer prize winning journalist and author Matt Richtel comes on-air to discuss his newest book and the fate of our brains, on tech! Plus, Jay Garmon gives us another zinger with this geek trivia question:
How many mommies and daddies did Dolly, the famous cloned sheep have?
We would’ve like to spend more time with Matt and Jay, but don’t mind getting one coolsite in anyways:
- Intel’s Museum of Me – Intel turns your social map into a cool walk-through museum!
The podcast only song of the week is by The Juan Maclean and is called “Accusations.” Enjoy!