A few random thoughts…
Bright people served up plenty of big ideas at the Social Media Breakfast in Cambridge, MA, the significance of which I haven’t, in all honesty, fully digested yet. But all the excitement and energy percolating throughout Ryles Jazz Club this morning is characteristic of what you find in the creatively charged public radio biz. I had a great time, and my only regret is I didn’t get a chance to meet with more people—but as I am hungry for more food for thought, I plan to attend the next breakfast. See you then?
I was awestruck by all the goodwill toward WBUR from listeners both digital and terrestrial. One person I spoke with praised the podcasts; another has set the office radio dial to 90.9 and ripped off the knob, converting a coworker into an avid listener in the process. Thank you both and thanks to all those who visit with us from time to time over at wbur.org.
And ye gods! My request for a name for this humble little blog is generating a rather hefty response. This evening I plan to take one more stroll through the virtual commons to re-review the suggestions before finally settling on one. All the submissions are witty, clever, irreverent, funky, and fun. I can tell that, just like those sci-fi habitués of the comic book store down the street from me, you are my kind of people.
Finally, the On Point redesign is afoot. WBUR’s web designer is cloistered in a locked room (fear not, he gets daily feedings) furiously mocking up something as I type this. If I can slip him a few Twinkies, I might be able to obtain a few screenshots of the wireframes in return. (But of course I jest. The designer is on the South Beach Plan, so naturally it will be whole wheat muffins that I will be shoveling through the feeding slot.) And as mentioned in an earlier post, the China experiment will strongly inform On Point 2.0—and maybe, just maybe, if we are blessed with a rare celestial alignment, Mr. Ashbrook will once again record his thoughts on Word Press.
Stay tuned, true believer.