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When Virtual and Reality Get Confused

David Sable | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
David Sable

Game of Thrones... Which after six seasons and a steadily growing global audience, watching across all platforms, continues to break records and win ...

What Does a Newspaper Stand For?

David Sable | Posted 09.12.2016 | Business
David Sable

DIGIBABBLE is being taken to a new high... The Newspaper Association of America, the trade group that has represented the interests of major newspape...

Why Are Ideas Shrinking If We Have So Much Information?

David Sable | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
David Sable

Confirmation Bias...the tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of one's existing beliefs or theories while giving disproportionately less ...

Mobile vs Mobility

David Sable | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
David Sable

We just arrived home, having beat out traffic jams and a thunderstorm...not to mention having caught up with everyone we needed to and, yes, planned t...

What Do Technology and Education Sadly Have In Common?

David Sable | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business
David Sable

"Students using laptops and tablets in class perform worse in exams" So wrote The Telegraph in a feature article in May of this year. Last week I wr...

Are You Living Up to Your Personal Digital Potential? Does it Matter?

David Sable | Posted 06.13.2016 | Business
David Sable

[T]he [US] government reported disappointingly slow growth and continuing stagnation in productivity. The rate of productivity growth from 2011 to 201...

I Have Met the Algorithm and It Is Us

David Sable | Posted 05.30.2016 | Media
David Sable

Facebook is biased! Facebook is hijacking the newsfeed! Facebook could change the course of the US presidential election!!!! Facebook will make us ...

Is Netflix the Amazon of Entertainment?

David Sable | Posted 01.18.2017 | Business
David Sable

My crystal ball is cloudy, but I will take a bet on Netflix, and by implication Amazon, so long as they stay the course on delivering what we all want. Great shows to watch anywhere, anytime as we want to.

What Happens When Life Imitating Art Imitates Bad TV?

David Sable | Posted 01.11.2017 | Business
David Sable

Sean -- one of my favorite actors -- seems to be channeling the worst of a bygone era -- maybe he needs to watch Game of Thrones, Homeland, Transparent, Orange Is the New Black or any of the myriad universe of incredibly written, brilliantly produced and critically acclaimed examples of Premium Video Content.

'Downton Abbey' Inspires an App?

David Sable | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
David Sable

If you haven't seen it... try it. It's addictive -- not in the way binge watching video can be, but more in the way that we return to great stories and experience them again and again with the knowledge that we won't be let down, because the story will sustain us, like Star Wars with butlers. (C-3PO! hello!!!)

At the End of the Day...

David Sable | Posted 12.27.2016 | Business
David Sable

If it talks to you, share it -- and ask others to do the same. It's a bit dusty -- but the message still reverberates.

Adele Breaks Records and Rules

David Sable | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
David Sable

We live in a digital world -- digital is everything, but not everything is digital. Her music is recorded digitally. CDs are digital as are the millions of downloads she sold -- but no one says that being digital means giving it away for free or close to free.

When is Digital Marketing Really Digital Marketing... a Lesson in Customer Centricity

David Sable | Posted 11.23.2016 | Business
David Sable

The reason I am so interested in this story, and the reason I have chosen to lead with it, is not to critique it -- far from it -- but to try to understand why it was billed as a program for the digital age, and just as importantly, try to understand just what "traditional" sampling is and why this was so breakthrough.

Disney on VICE

David Sable | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
David Sable

My view is that true innovators who want to make an impact, who really want to change the world and innovate themselves -- they pivot from the simplistic, siloed, partisan views they or others began with, and realize that in order to create revolution, you need deep and serious engagement.

Is Your DNA Nothing More than a Credit Score?

David Sable | Posted 10.19.2016 | Business
David Sable

I have written much about the digibabble surrounding Big Data and the ensuing surprise factor that more and more seems to be an outcome on blind reliance to its promise of predictive perfection. Frankly, I am way more concerned about the addition of other personal data to the credit equation.

You Really Think You've Cut the Cord? Give Me a Break...

David Sable | Posted 09.07.2016 | Business
David Sable

Are you a cord cutter? Have you taken the plunge? So many tell me they have. Yet, frankly I am confused... Exactly what cord are we talking about?

Imagine If Cecil Were a Human

David Sable | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
David Sable

We don't have to imagine, the proof is pretty clear.... "In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight...wimoweh...wimoweh...AHHHH EEEE O...

Learning How to Use an iEgg

David Sable | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
David Sable

A short summer ramble... More of a share of a great article really...but I'd be remiss not to comment - at least a little... Question... Have you e...

What We Can Learn From 3-Year-Olds

David Sable | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
David Sable

Here is the thing; don't bet against a bunch of people, of all ages, getting together and just having a real good time without anything more than themselves.

What Do Gawker and the New York Times Have in Common?

David Sable | Posted 06.22.2016 | Media
David Sable

Clearly, just being "digital" is no longer enough to distinguish anyone (digital is everything...) and the self-imposed constrictions that digibabble thinking forced onto so many is outmoded, outdated and, frankly, future-limiting

Apple... Phones; Watches and Now Radio...

David Sable | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
David Sable

What Apple does do -- time after time -- is open our eyes to new ways to look at things without encumbering us in the digibabble that so often bogs us down.

Why Are Children Reading Books? Don't They Know It's Digital First?

David Sable | Posted 05.19.2016 | Home
David Sable

There is an amazing renaissance happening in the children's book world. Amazing new authors (not to mention the old), fabulous new designs, typography, papers, color, brilliant illustrations, production values that are the end product of digital technology, and most importantly, the most digitally fixated kids love them.

I'm Buying a Wristable

David Sable | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
David Sable

Once again Apple has confounded the digibabblists, perplexed their competitors, baffled the analysts, and in general annoyed and irritated all the self-proclaimed digital-first... or is it mobile-first?... or perhaps our proclamation of the day should be wearable-first... experts, pundits and gurus.

The Biggest Game-Changer in Online Commerce?

David Sable | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
David Sable

In the end it's not the algorithm or the user interface or even FREE SHIPPING -- it's all about the merchandise, the need, the service, the style. In short, the human condition...

Not Digital First, Not Mobile First, but People First!

David Sable | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
David Sable

Is there a difference between disruption and transformation? Between shaking up a business sector (I'd say "business model," but that is proving to be less and less true) and transforming society? Between monetizing fabulous enablement and actually changing people's lives for the good?