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The twenty albums on the first iPod

Fifteen years after the reveal of the first iPod (with a world changing 5GB of storage), Nobuyyki Hayashi recalls the presentation,the first sample machines handed to journalists (for the flight home), and the twenty hand-picked albums that were loaded up on the iPod. Of course there was a big push to not ‘steal music’ so alongside the iPod were CD copies of those twenty albums. Hayasi still has them, and it makes for a fascinating playlist. I love the fact that Jobs and his team included two albums from The Beatles (‘A Hard Day’s Night‘, and ‘Abbey Road‘), a band that would be one of

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Celebrate forty years of thrill power

2000 A.D. celebrates forty years of publication next year (along with the release of issue prog 2000 next week, both notable milestones in the comic industry. For the latter, head to your nearest comic book supplier, for the latter the team is putting together a conference that Tharg would be proud of: Next February, Rebellion toasts 40 years of the publication of legendary British weekly comic 2000 AD by presenting a huge celebration in the UK capital. The main event, a one-day ‘immersive live extravaganza‘, will take place at Hammersmith’s Novotel and includes a jam-packed schedule of prestige events, original programming, world

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You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Cinema

Forty years later, what impact did ‘Jaws‘ have on the business of cinema? Mark Kermode writes up the impact of ‘that b-movie monster flick‘:  In the first 38 days of its release, Jaws sold 25m tickets; its rentals in 1975 were a record-breaking $102.5m. When adjusted for inflation, the film’s total worldwide box office is now estimated at close to $2bn. Such staggering success proved game-changing, establishing the financial merit of the “front-loading” strategy, which used saturation marketing to turn a movie into an event. According to Carl Gottlieb, who shares Jaws’s screenwriting credit with Peter Benchley: “That notion of selling a picture as

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Ten years of aussie podcasting

There’s going to be a lot of these over the next two years, but I’m definitely flagging up Cameron Reilly’s post today celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the aussie pdocast “G’Day World”…. which had me on as a guest in the first fortnight (so that would be my ten-year anniversary)… which led to an invite to join The Podcast Network (Feb 14 2004), my first podcasts, and arguably that experimentation continues to this day in terms of radio, online, audio, and storytelling. Nice one, Mr C.

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