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Publisher / Editor @ CloudAve and Enterprise Irregulars. Industry Observer, Blogger, Startup Advisor, Program Chair @ SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs). In his "prior life" spent 15 years immersed in the business of Enterprise Software, at management positions with SAP, IBM, Deloitte, KPMG and the like.

9 responses to “Is Video a Crock? It's Certainly Not the New Holy Grail. Get Off the Screen, Dudes.”

  1. susan scrupski

    Thank you, thank you for not embedding me and my new friend Marge in this piece. 🙂 I oweyaone.

  2. Zoli Erdos

    OMG, how could I forgot that 🙂

  3. ccmehil

    Zoli, if you are going to “dog me” for abusing the use of video at least spell my name right 😉

    And yes you have a big point there about the use of video, in fact one of the main points of the show I do is all about “figuring it out” and as often as possible I do pull in sites, and additional media and not just the monologue.

    Video is a an interesting thing and one that many of us out there are still experimenting with. Will it continue? I’m sure of it. Will it evolve – most definitely and hopefully others will learn from what myself and others are doing now and make the strides and jumps needed to take it in the right directions. Reminds me of the early days of blogging.

    Oh and yes I know there are many that do it right already but I always go back to my thoughts here: – like blogging now why can’t rich media be the same? Maybe it shouldn’t be but hey time will tell right?

    I’ve been doing audio and video now since 2004 on the web and the live video for the past almost 3 years now and I can say that what I’ve been doing has evolved a lot in that time from SHOUTcast to Kyte to my show now, and I expect that it will continue to do so, well for as long as people seem to be interested in it at least 😉

    sheesh why does everyone hate my backdrops?

  4. Zoli Erdos

    Ouch, Craig, apologies for the spelling – fixed now.

    And you know it’s not personal… it’s not just you, but everybody who uses video for the sake of using video.

    My point: use video where it’s the ideal medium (interviews, event reports, demos), and use text where it’s best: concise essays, summaries, analysis.


  5. ccmehil

    Thanks for the fix there Zoli! And of course I know it’s not personal, be insane to take these things personally.

    I also agree with you, does not change the fact I will continue to experiment and search for the right balance and again I hope that others can learn from what I’ve been doing 🙂 and not just “not to do it” or to not even try but to, as I talk about (often lately) it’s all about finding the proper communication channel for what you want to communicate.

  6. dahowlett

    !zoli – now you know why I say I have a great face for radio !!

  7. sapdba

    Personally, I think you missed the point of Craig’s video. His video is not just a monologue, it is an interactive discussion. Video draws people in real-time, and there are questions being asked and answered live. Would it help if Craig were better looking? Sure. But the point of the medium in this case, as I see it, is not as much to show him off as it is to grab people’s attention, which video certainly does better than print.