Dave Taylor has been involved with the online world since 1980 and
is recognized globally as an expert on both technical and business
issues. He has been published over a thousand times, launched four Internet-related
startup companies, has written twenty business and technical books and holds both an MBA and MS Ed.
He's a columnist for the Boulder Daily Camera and
Linux Journal and frequently appears
in other publications both online and in print.
Additionally, Dave maintains four weblogs:
The Business Blog at Intuitive.com,
Ask Dave Taylor,
Dave On Film,
Based in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, Dave is an award-winning speaker, sought after conference and workshop participant and
frequent guest on radio and podcast programs, as well as active member of
his community and busy single father to three children.
Musical discovery in the digital age: Owl City -> The Postal Service
Fascinating experience that just turned me on to a new band and a great demonstration of the unintended consequences of allowing user comments and ratings of products...
Listening to a song from Owl City (Adam Young)'s latest CD, I was wondering if there's a newer one on the way. What better way to find out than ask on Twitter (I'm @DaveTaylor)? So I sent out:
Anyone have a clue about when the next #OwlCity CD will be released? It's time for more from this talented chap...
The response was, no surprise, "Who is Owl City? What kind of music is that?"
I figured the best thing to do was link to an MP3 so I did a quick Google search and saw amazon.com listed. I clicked thru to the Amazon.com downloadable MP3 of "Fireflies", Adam's biggest hit so far. A link to that page in a responding tweet and I'd shared the meme:
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