Obama to hold first press conference today

Normally I wouldn’t care about something like this enough to post it. But I’m just giddy to be able to play with this technology a little bit. Embedding live video – BRILLIANT!

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15 thoughts on “Obama to hold first press conference today

  1. This is the first I’ve ever seen of this sort of ability to embed live video. It makes me very, very excited for its potential use (ie, see you later cable companies!) down the road.

  2. The potential for this sort of thing is enormous. Conceivably one could have a webcam on their laptop, or cell phone – what have you – and broadcast just about anything live on the web at any time.

    But when I think really big picture and really far down the road I thnk we’ll see a dramatic change in the television industry as this type of thing becomes more common.

    Think Back to the Future 2. The scene when Marty’s father comes home and turns on the television. News is coming in through one corner, text updates from another, and he’s having a face to face conversation via a web cam. Totally possible. We’re basically already there.

    I think before too long you’ll find some of the smaller cable channels offering their shows “live” on their websites. CNN already does this to an extent, as does ESPN. And I think you’ll see it more and more. People like me would rather shift their entire viewing experience online and watch via laptop in alot of cases.

  3. Just the other night we ordered our pizza on-line and watched a movie on-line and I was thinking, what will we be doing two years from now. It’s really amazing!

    We watch the Office from their network site since our TV is jacked. The episode is up the following day, but that’s not too bad. Soon, it will be on the site on Thursdays.

  4. @ Stem: I don’t know. But I assure you, West Virginia won’t see it for a good decade after the rest of us. πŸ˜†

    Seriously though, I have no idea about any of that stuff. But if there’s a buck to be made off it, someone somewhere will figure it out.

    @ Selena: We frequently watch episodes of The Office on NBC’s site. Whenever we miss them. When we had Frontier’s DSL, I was able to watch out of market games – both live and on demand – on ESPN360.com. In some cases the “high definition” feed was fast and clean, despite our slower connection speed. And it looked way better than the same broadcast on our television!

  5. do a search for “cantenna” shane. it’s what we had to do in Jordan so we could get a wireless signal from Rob’s house to ours.

  6. “There’s a lot that the president can do using his executive authority without waiting for congressional action,”

    ha! sounds eerily similar to…the last 7 years.

  7. which is his right but it is basically the same thing…
    in all honesty, I am hoping and think Obama will do a good job, but has a daunting task (which contrary to popular opinion is not all of Bush’s fault)….

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