Current Provision | Here's an interesting "conversation" over at LifeTrek Coaching, which is a regular "newsletter" that gets dumped onto my PalmPilot; the topic of "selfishness" is one that... I'll "have" to "read" more of at "some" point: "(Thomas J.) Leonard was quick to dismiss this as old-world, old-school, and old-paradigm thinking. For him, loving yourself -- selfishly, lavishly, and with reckless abandon -- was the foundation for everything else. But that is not, it seems to me, the way to spiritual wellness. It's by loving others that good things happen, both for them and for us. It's by removing ourselves from the denominator of the equation that it can finally be solved. It's by doing the right thing that we get things right."
Ironically, I’ve got two commercial-related things going on in my mind right now. On the Ericast, I’ve been discussing how commercials are going to get more and more imbedded into content; I think we’re going to drift away from “spot radio” or “spot television”, and even drift away from traditional “product placement”, and move toward a picture-in-picture or screen crawl or other “embedded advertising”. That way, you’ll be unable to avoid the advertisement… and you’ll want to see it, because skipping it would mean that you’d miss out on the content. (Imagine, for example, a HGTV demo on sponge-painting that takes up the top 2/3rds of the screen, with the bottom 1/3rd showing things like “BEHR Paint on sale at Home Depot! 20% off!”.) I might hate living in a world filled with television that looks like that… but it probably would be effective. But, speaking of, I’ve found a program that removes commercials from MPG files! And it really works! I’ll blog it next, from the site. Why n