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TECH TERMS: Vodcast & Podcast

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TechTerm_Image 2008.png Folks keep asking me what are Vodcasts and Podcasts?  

Definition: Vodcasts is a Video recording, and a Podcast is a Audio recording.  They are both hosted on a Web page and accessible for individual downloads by using "pull" technology, such as RSS feeds and MP3 players.

Keep your eyes and ears open.  Both video & audio coming soon to "Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr."


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DR. KINGS'S DREAM AND THE INTERNET . . . UNITING PEOPLE

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On yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending the United States Congressional Ceremony Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Capital Hill.  It was a great event that brought together the Congressional Leadership from both political parties.  The keynote speaker of the event was Dr. King's son, Martin L. King, III
 
His death has profoundly affected not only my community, but the entire global community.  His legacy of non-violence and faith lives on today.
 
I received my invitation to attend this event via the internet, which made me think about how much technology has changed our world and how we view it.  The events from that day 40 years ago are still affecting how we live and think today.  Our booming technological and innovative world has been shaped by that movement and his comment to bring people together.
 
This is the one sure thing the internet does . . . it brings people together.  It evens the playing field.  And that was the goal and the continuing legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.
 
The history of this fight for justice and change can now be studied on the internet.  It means that generations of people from all over the world now have a opportunity to fully understand the scope of what this man and a generation of people, who I called or call, Mama, Daddy, Uncle, Cousin, and Neighbor have accomplished.
 
I wonder how different the world would have been if the internet had been around at the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement.  Do you think that all of the innovation and creativity we have achieved would have come to pass without the "Movement"?
 
Even with all of this new innovation, there is still talk of discrimination and barriers.  We know there is a digital divide between the haves and the have-nots.  What is more compelling is that the folks under 40 now see this divide shaped by class and economic status more than race.  How refreshing.
 
Come to think of it, this man, Dr. King helped lead the Birmingham Bus Boycott at 26 years old.  Let's hope that the young people of today and tomorrow continue to lead us to end this digital divide of both race and class in both our nation and the world.

THE DREAM CONTINUES . . .

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On this day, 40 years ago we lost a Dreamer.  Fortunately for all of us his legacy lives on.



Dr. King (Memphis - April 3, 1968)



The King Center

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site


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MOBILE TV: SONY & AT&T PARTNER UP

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Sony has just signed a deal to provide content for AT&T's new MediaFlo TV service.  MediaFlo is a live TV service that will allow you to view content on your phone.  The new deal between Sony and AT&T will allow you to see movies such as "Ghostbusters" and "Philadelphia".  Our wireless and mobile world continues to grow.



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WIRELESS WORLD

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Seemingly overnight, all of our lives have been changed by the wireless boom.  Voice, data, along with video demand and access are all the rage now.  It has quickly become a need not a want.  The short period of time that this transformation has occurred has been remarkable.

Wireless technology has been absolutely essential to the growth of the use and access within minority communities. The concerns over such issues are major concerns for both our nations' technical and economic growth.

A recent Pew Research Study titled "Seeding The Cloud: What Mobile Access Means for Usage Patterns and Online Content" states that, "Mobile access builds on the cell phone, a device that is easier to use and more affordable than a computer . . . cell phone users are more likely to be found in groups that have generally lagged in internet adoption, such as senior citizens, blacks, and Latinos."  For many folks, their access to the internet is through the cell phone or other wireless devices.

The Pew study also notes that the pattern of use is more profound than how the internet is accessed. They study finds that "for use of non-voice data applications on handhelds, Hispanics and African Americans lead the way relative to white Americans. Half of African Americans and 56% of English-speaking Latinos with cell phones, on a typical day, do at least one of 10 non-voice data applications such as taking pictures, accessing the internet for news, playing music, or texting. By contrast, 38% of whites do these kinds of activities on a wireless handheld device on the average day."

It seems very clear that the potential growth for wireless companies in these markets will impact their business decisions.  If they fail to address or reach out to these communities and potential new customers, they will suffer.  There is also great potential to address the issues on how to make the internet and all of this new technology readily available to everyone.

Wireless technology has the potential to even the technology gap.  This is what's so exciting about the possibilities of this new wireless world.  As in the past, we believe that what brings us together will be something that we can see and feel.

So it is very ironic that the thing that may tie us all together is a technology that is not visible or tangible.  Just think about it, there is a real chance that wireless technology will bring together not only our nation, but our world together.




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