I bought an Apple TV tonight.
I’ve watched Ask a Ninja, Rocketboom, my show, and Ze Frank on it so far.
Works as advertised. Easy to setup. It rocks.
It makes me want to put out a high res version of my show. But, it’s pretty watchable, even at the low resolution it is.
I’m watching Kevin Schofield on my 60-inch TV on it. The tour he gave me of MS Research’s TechFest really rocks. I’m watching the second part.
I think I’m going to use this almost wholly to look at Internet video shows.
The integration with iTunes really is great. This is a winner. I take back anything I wrote about it before.
Oh, and it also supports 1080i HD. Read the comments, my brother points out that while it says on the menu that it supports 1080i, it actually doesn’t output in that resolution.
I picked it up at the Palo Alto Apple store tonight. They still had them in stock after the Office 2.0 party I attended down the block with Maryam.
OK, OK, I hate the “2.0” moniker too, but there’s something happening in the Office space. The shifts happening here are tectonic. Deep. And are NOT about Google vs. Microsoft. If you focus on that you’ll miss the larger shift that’s happening here.
A new raft of services are coming along that are totally changing the workplace. Totally.
This is NOT about replacing Microsoft Office.
It is about something else: collaboration and simplifying our work lives.
Today I saw something that will totally transform my work life. SmartSheet. Its Web site doesn’t do it justice. This isn’t about recruiting. I’m going to use it to totally change how I work with other people.
It’s not the only service I’ve seen that’s doing this, either. More from the Office 2.0 Under the Wire conference tomorrow.
Oh, if you want to go to the Office 2.0 conference too, here’s a discount code (it’s a bit pricey at $595). See ya at 8 a.m.
UPDATE: Brier Dudley of the Seattle Times reports that SmartSheet is using Amazon’s S3 hosting services. That’s a double jolt of bad news for Microsoft. He recommends that Amazon buy SmartSheet and get into the Productivity 2.0 office game. Amazon is just making some brilliant moves lately.
We have shorter videos and long videos now. 🙂
David Geller comes on ScobleShow to show off EyeJot, which is a cool way to send video emails around to your friends and family and blog readers. Here’s a video of just EyeJot being demonstrated.