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Viodi View – 12/17/19

The Shiny Penny and its author, Bob Gold, are shown in this image.
Bob Gold and his story

Storytelling is uniquely human and is an attribute that distinguishes humans from the rest of the animal kingdom and, at least for now, machines. A well-written paragraph that connects with one’s emotions and experience will make a more impactful impression than pages of specifications. Not to say that specifications aren’t necessary, but a good story paints a vision that provides a guide for the details of a given project. And, in the Korner section of this newsletter, we have an interview with one of the best storytellers around.

Hello to a New Way of Flight

Bye Aerospace and its e-Flyer aeroplanes.
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Could electric flight kill the already tenuous business model of the California High-Speed Rail? That is one of the long-term implications for the revolution that George Bye, founder of Bye Aerospace, is kicking off with his e-Flyer series of electric airplanes. With a projected operating cost of 1/5 that of equivalent, conventional airplanes, the long-term implication of the electrification of aviation is that it may help bridge the physical divide between urban and rural areas.

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Connecting and Moving Forward

Matt Polka speaking at ConneXions 2019.
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Matt Polka, President & CEO of ACA Connects, provides highlights of some of the issues discussed on a panel he moderated at Calix’s 2019 ConneXions. Featuring ACA’s legal counsel, Tom Cohen, and NTCA’s VP of Industry Affairs and Business Development, this panel looked at the issues broadband operators face in Washington D.C. Polka focuses on a couple of these issues in our ViodiTV interview.

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AB 5: A Consultant/Business Owner’s Perspective

Walt Maclay and his concerns about CA AB 5.
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“This is what your clients will soon be thinking and doing under AB 5. It will change your consulting practice,” writes Walt Maclay, a successful business owner/consultant, in an email to this author. Maclay was following up on the presentation he gave to fellow consultants at a recent CNSV event on the unintended repercussions of AB 5 on highly skilled technology consultants. AB 5 is the recently signed law intended to protect so-called gig workers (e.g. Uber drivers).

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Augmented Reality & HUD in an Automobile World

A heads up display reflected on a windshield on a bright California day.
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The most practical application for augmented reality may be mobile; the old-fashion definition of mobile as being part of an automobile. In the above video, Maxime Sutra and Thibaut Aglioni of French company, Eyelights, demonstrate an add-on device that turns a smartphone and a windshield into a Heads Up Display so that a driver doesn’t have to take her eyes off the road to view directions, speed, and or see the name of a song.

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Some Tweets and Short Thoughts:

The Korner – The Shiny Penny – The Rest of the Story

A close-up of the Shiny Penny.
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The admonition to talk, read, and sing to one’s kids seems beyond trite and, even somewhat annoying when heard in the syrupy public service commercials on late-night TV. Still, a recent visit with Bob Gold was a reminder of the importance of the bonds created by interacting this way and how it aids both in the development of the child and lays the foundation for a strong family unit.

As background, Bob Gold is widely heralded in the telecommunications and tech industries as a PR-maestro, most recently honored with the 2019 Communications Professional of the Year at the 55th Annual Prism Awards. As he says, he is a storyteller at heart. So, it makes sense that creating and telling stories to his kids was a thread in the Gold family fabric. He went above and beyond by putting his children’s story in published form, memorializing it for future generations as well as making it available for other families to enjoy.

For the rest of the story and to watch Bob tell it in his words,

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Author Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

By Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

Ken Pyle is Marketing Director for the Broadband Forum. The mission of this 25+-year-old non-profit “is to unlock the potential for new markets and profitable revenue growth by leveraging new technologies and standards in the home, intelligent small business, and multi-user infrastructure of the broadband network.”

He is also co-founder of Viodi, LLC and Managing Editor of the Viodi View, a publication focused on the rural broadband ecosystem, autonomous vehicles, and electric aviation. He has edited and produced numerous multimedia projects for NTCA, US Telecom and Viodi. Pyle is the producer of Viodi’s Local Content Workshop, the Video Production Crash Course at NAB, as well as ViodiTV. He has been intimately involved in Viodi’s consulting projects and has created processes for clients to use for their PPV and VOD operations, as well authored reports on the independent telco market.

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