Mish mash smorgasboard: virtual popstars, mobiles in meetings & sketchnoting

1] Courtesy of Aaron Saenz’s article :“Created by Crypton Future Media,…
…Hatsune Miku is a virtual singing avatar that you can purchase for your PC and program to play any song you create. She and her virtual colleagues have gone on limited tours in Japan and virtual avatar song writing is a growing trend all over the world.

2] How to run a meeting = interesting & food for thought
The rule is for everyone in the room: if their attention is elsewhere, they aren’t listening. Frank, the guy who plays Plants vs. Zombies during staff and swears he’s listening? He’s not. He’s getting 50% of what’s being said, and worse, he’s giving everyone else in the room permission to slack.

3] Eva-Lotta Lamm has been promoting sketchnoting for quite a while now
Here is her latest deck Sketchnotes / Visual Note Taking from WebExpo Prague 2010

And one for luck: why Connected TVs Will Be About the Content, Not the Apps from Jeremy Toeman
“We’re starting to see a lot of energy focused on “apps on your TV.” Right now, wired TVs and Wi-Fi enabled Blu-ray players come equipped with everything from YouTube to TED Talks to Pandora to Twitter. When it comes to video and music apps (entertainment), the value proposition is clear: more content on my TV. But what’s the value of non-entertainment apps? And how can the device makers communicate that value?”

The good thing about colder weather is that the sky is much more blue and you can see for miles! More here, and also some fashionable advice about what you should wear to be warm and some star gazing pointersJ