My Life Disoriented: High School — video promo

December 12, 2006

Review: This is a great promo for a new pilot about trying to fit in at a new high school, when you are a minority (here, Asian Pacific American). The show’s directed by Eric Byler, whose done some impressive work already.

I’ve long wondered what ever happened to serious films or TV shows about high school students. When I was growing up, John Hughes made a series of really incredible films about high school that seriously explored the ups and downs of being a teenager. My favorite was the Breakfast Club, which I hope still touches the hearts of teenagers today. It’s a lot more substantial than seeing American Pie 5, the O.C., or reruns of Dawson’s Creek. Perhaps the MySpace phenomenon among teenagers can be explained in part by the lack of good television shows teenagers can relate to.

So please email PBS here (who is thinking picking up this show) to support this effort!

Computer glitch to video of inventor of Web?

December 12, 2006

I tried to play this video discussion of net neutrality by Tim Berners Lee, the inventor of the Web, but I couldn’t get past 13 seconds without the video shutting down. At first, I thought this might be a prank, but now I think it’s probably not.  Anyway, there’s a certain irony to a computer glitch for the guy who invented the Web.  Or maybe it’s just my computer, and the joke’s on me.