Re: Recent Telecom Headlines

Milos Stehlik (
Wed, 29 Sep 1999 05:38:14 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Oksana:

I think we can take on the digital moguls of the universe by

- proving that digital compression also means you can watch a 3 hour
movie in one hour without using fast forward

- explain why the newly re-released World at War now appears on nine
cassettes instead of 26 which puts the Battle of Stalingrad on Volume 4
instead of volume 16

- premiere the first Hopalong Cassidy with Dobly surround stereo

- hold a debate about why every film ever mentioned in the New York Times
should be available on DVD with subtitles BEFORE any writer for the
New York Times ever dares mention it; better yet, you should be able to
point your breakfast spoon at the newspaper and click on the title so that
it gets delivered to you directly from the internet vending machine deep in
the rain forest express by the US Pony Express

- we can perhaps get Oprah to help teach the rest of the world on how to
hold an intelligent conversation - as many people do already today -- this is
the advance(d) civilization -- about a movie, any movie, for at least 20
minutes, only adding at the end the disclaimer, "I didn't see it yet and don't
if I will, but I saw the trailer."


Milos Stehlik

Oksana Dykyj wrote:

> At 01:07 PM 9/28/99 -0700, you wrote:
> >Re: recent Telecom Headlines "The Info Culture: What's the Hurry"
> >and "Phone Firms Give Video a Look."
> >
> >I, for one, am turning off my TV more and more recently. Why? I
> >cannot tolerate the frequency of advertising in a 30 or 60 minute
> >program.
> Nothing beats time shifting. I tape what I want to watch and then fast
> forward through what I don't want to watch.
> > and the
> >industry wants to bring 170 channels over a different system for
> >another $35-70 per month? I already have satellite. How many more
> >stations of junk can a person watch?
> Well, maybe there'll be a media librarian specialty channel. Think of a
> typical day of programming:
> March 15, 2000:
> 6:00am Silent Foreign Film Festival on the Librarian theme: Feu Mathias
> Pascal (1925)
> 7:30am Library Talk: Hosts Gary Handman and Kristine Brancolini interview
> the video library newsmakers of the day. When weather permits they go
> outside the studio and talk to the multitude of fans lined up to catch a
> glimpse of them.
> 9:30am The Dennis and Jessica Hour. Dennis Doros and Jessica Rosner
> demystify the world of feature film distribution with their amusing
> repartee and fascinating guests.
> 11:00am The Classic Film Festival on the librarian theme: No Man of Her Own
> (1932)
> 1:00pm Film Copyright Cops (reality tv show --syndicated)
> 2:00pm The Post-WWII Film Festival on the Librarian theme: Desk Set (1957)
> 4:00pm Media Center Decorating: Today's episode: Compact shelving faux pas
> 4:30pm Jeopardy (Media Center Edition)
> 5:00pm Telecooking with Milos Stehlik. Delicious international recipes
> that are not too messy to eat while viewing...
> 5:30pm The Stan Gilliam Report -- technology issues of the day
> 6:00pm The Media Money Hour --- investment strategies for rich media
> librarians
> 7:00pm Sally! Sally Mason Robinson does whatever she pleases, and pleases
> everyone.
> 8:00pm Video Librarian Biography. Tonight: Ciao New York: A profile of
> Becky Albitz
> 9:00pm Media Law and Order: Policy enforcement
> 10:00pm Media Library Architecture: a visit to Bill Gates' home media library
> 10:30pm Digital Man (premiere) a new comedy about streaming video and the
> man who keeps track of it.
> 11:00pm Politically Correct: tonight's topic: selection of anthropology
> videos.
> 12:00PM Media Librarians :Viewers' Choice films
> tonight: Fahrenheit 451
> Oksana
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