16 thoughts on “Online Video, lifting all boats”

  1. Om…since you’ve broached the subject with us readers a number of times ;-), I’ve 3 easy things you (or most anyone) can do that should take off those last few “tough” pounds:

    1. Keep a bottle of (preferably) cold water handy at (most) all times; use as your drink during meals…and when those hunger pains start up between meals and in the evenings (or whenever you hear about or get pitched about another video or “social” site/service).

    Water–especially when it’s cold–helps us feel full/er; and of course has no calories.

    2. Use smaller plates whenever possible; they fill w/less food, and fulfill the mind’s desire for a “full plate.”

    3. Walk briskly for 30 minutes/day as often as possible…even between appointments counts. Burns calories…and raises the metabolism for hours afterwards…while refreshing your minds to handle more “me-too” telecom and mobile app pitches.

    We want you healthy and around for many years to come!

  2. Steve,

    that is some seriously good advice. i am going to incorporate the “cold water” right away. I am doing the brisk walk etc and have even joined a gym. Oh well, promises to keep and all that.

  3. “it is hard not to think about another thump.”
    Too many people are thinking about the thump, and that is why the huge wave of technological change and advancement coming in the next 3 years is not being recognized yet.

  4. Hi Om,
    I am referring to the massive buildout of the communications system (Networx, IPv6, noted yesterday by Abby Cohen “true restructing”) as well as the sudden strong upswing in computing output (moving from being stuck at a core forever to now having a quad core out this summer; 16 core on the way), Vista and Apple impact (starting this fall when corporations start to buy it and people start to recognize the difference in graphics, etc. Companies put it off this fall to wait for the upgrades. Cowan’s comprehensive study – consumer, large enterprise and small business, show upgrade activity in second half of 2007 and growing into 2008). One source noted “This will in turn prod consumers to buy better hardware, fancy peripherals (especially speakers, screens, and HD-DVD drives) and more graphics-rich software and Web services. For every $1 that Vista earns for Microsoft, IDC analyst Marcel Warmerdam says, it will pump a minimum of $12 into the global economy. So if the OS generates $9 billion in revenue for Redmond, that’ll mean about $110 billion for other tech firms worldwide. . . then there is the $40 billion boom effect that Vista is likely to have on the software market, as everything from PC video-games to business apps begin to take advantage of Vista’s improved graphics.” Also, the next wave in mobile video. For example, full size screens for cell phones and crackberries (see http://www.mvis.com). George Soros, Karsch Capital, other big funds starting to move toward tech, etc. As you recently reported, tech IPOs starting to come forward (2007, the year of tech IPO).

  5. Om-cold water is a great one; my wife and our friends who use it swear by it.

    Gyms are tough; that’s for sure. I’ve tried them in the past, but just didn’t go often enough…and these days, with so many scary skin and other diseases out there now, I no longer like the idea of sharing the equipment with who-knows-who…or what.

    Now I stick w/4-5x/week jogs + 1/2 hr of simple dum/barbells 2-3 times a week. Feels great, and keeps the weight off.

    Since you travel so much, you do of course have access to the hotel gyms; you might also pick up a set of those stretch bands. Easy to use, light weight, not much space…and you can use them in your hotel rooms.

    Last thought. Pick up a DVD set of the old 1970’s Kung Fu TV series staring David Carradine. I know this one sounds nutty, but there’s just something about experiencing Kwai Chang Caine’s approach to life that’s very calming in this often over-stimulated, too-much-to-do world of ours…


  6. Steve

    the cold-water efforts have begun in earnest. thanks for the tips and you are spot on about the gyms. Though some of them are a little better than others.

  7. Om,
    Here are the sources. If you subscribe to Barron’s online you might get the full deal:



    Small Business Looms Large on the Vista
    Word Count: 537
    Cowen & Co.
    COWEN & CO. AND CMP Channel Group’s Computer Reseller News (CRN) conducted the Microsoft Vista Adoption Study in mid- to late-January prior to the Vista consumer launch.
    The study, which included three individual surveys (consumer, large enterprise and small and medium business), suggests that Street expectations of corporate upgrade activity beginning in the second half of 2007 and the first half of 2008 are properly set.
    However, results also suggest that SMBs [small- or medium-sized businesses] will move about 50% to 60% faster than large companies to Vista in the second half of 2007 and first half …

  8. One more item – from Money Honey Maria Bartiromo’s Business Week Column Feb.26, interview with Michael Dell. Dell’s comments on bad quarter –
    “Knowledgeable computer customers were reluctant to buy right before the Vista upgrade.”
    This will make next year’s comparable quarters huge on a year-to-year comparison. It is also why the manufacturing, semi, and other computer related production stats are skewed lower for a couple of quarters right now, and will be going gangbusters next year.

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