There are a lot of detective shows on television, and all of them owe a debt to Sherlock Holmes. The socially maladjusted detective, the bantering partners, the curious charm of a guy who knows he's smarter than anyone else in the room.
When Obama's agenda began to peter out under the weight of Republican obstructionism and his own tendency to play it safe, it was the Democratic base that worked the hardest trying to prevent him from falling.
Positioning themselves as David to the broadcasters' Goliath, Ivi TV has launched a streaming TV service built around their own player and clearly tapping network TV channels in New York City and Seattle.
Turnoff Week calls for people around the world to turn off their electronics, disengage from digital media and take a moment to think, read and create. It's an important message, but one that is far too simplistic.
Why is it that we are deliberate when considering what to buy, but not where to donate? A brochure shows up one day with a photo of a child who is in need of your help. Do you know where your money is really going?
I have a confession to make. On October 16, 2004, I killed freedom of expression. This wasn't murder -- it was more like involuntary manslaughter, a death caused by negligence. Just to be clear, I'm not speaking in metaphors.