I know Ben Heck from way, way back... glad to see he's still doing what he does best and hopefully he's enjoying some big success!
Of course, the big challenge with this type of thing is trying to make this type of stuff remotely entertaining. Did I say BIG challenge? Actually, it's more of a TREMENDOUS challenge.
Still, while these type of videos will never get the type of viewers that say, a video of a cat getting gift wrapped would get on YouTube, I still think there is potential to do interesting (and entertaining!) things in this sector.
We have the video comment option in EBN, have anybody use it?
In my previous company an interactive site has been for a while, where user guides are online available with an interactive video.
Have you seen the 3D bar code where you show it to your cell phone and automatically opens a link with all the product info?
Barbara , thanks for the post. I just visisted element 14 TV and the site looks very informative. I earlier used to refer EFY for building hobby electronics project. Now I will start referring this site. Thanks again for sharing this info.
@maio8a You bring up video comments. I haven't seen them used much, though I have seen them on other boards. Other boards also use video to present v-blogs on a regular basis. I do see more and more videos online to convey information in the style of short news reports with clips. Personally, I still prefer text because I can read the info faster than the video plays. But some people really like the combination of pictures and voice.
I remember seeing an engineering VP from Linear Tech doing a demo of some new chips by video blog and it came across very well. The viewer is led to believe the parts are good and the senior managers really know what they are doing.....great stuff.
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Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
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