While NYCPPNews covers the technology and trends that affect production and post in New York—along with the occasional product review or exhibition development—every once in a while we’ll also meander further afield to note smart writing on other sites and blogs.
To that end, we turn to Mark Schubin, who once again offers one of his tour de force takes on media technology history at his blog Schubin Café.
Here he takes to correcting NPR’s On the Media—a weekly show that both of us admire and listen to, it seems—which strayed out of its intellectual comfort zone a few months ago in detailing the history of television. Big mistake. That’s exactly the area Mark has been researching and writing about for the past few decades.
Mark pounced on the error, but as usual gives his readers much, much more insightful historical nuggets to chew on. If you haven’t enjoyed one of Mark’s whirlwind historical tech tours then click here to find out more, including more about the first versions of our 24/7 cable news echo chamber could be said to have roots in the early part of the 19th century. If you have read Mark before, you’ll know want to do.
For those who would like to read the original interview setting all of this–Does Science Fiction–Yes, Science Fiction–Suggest Futures for News?–you can read a transcript of Brooke Gladstone’s interview with author Loren Ghiglione here. For Ghiglione’s full article, click here.