Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am on air at CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 10 minutes every week – about everything that is happening in the world of technology, digital media and culture. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on i Heart Radio, if you’re interested in hearing more of me blathering on about what’s happening in the digital world. I’m really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.
This week we discussed:
- The massive NAMM music show that took place last week in Anaheim, California. Close to 2 million square feet of music instruments and gear. Over 100,000 attendees. Over three days of a bizarro world where the ratio of human to rock star gets inverted. I spoke at the event four times over two days.
- Would you attend this type of concert? Live band, great lighting experience, a well-produced show, the perfect setlist, but the singer/lead is a hologram. It’s happening… it has happened. Ronnie James Dio, Frank Zappa, Roy Orbison, Whitney Houston and the hits just keep on coming. The New York Times Magazine did a huge feature on the future of concerts… and it’s holograms?
- The big Consumer Electronics Show show hit Las Vegas over a week ago. One of the cooler/scarier debuts was Samsung‘s Neon. An artificial intelligence chatbot featuring “artificial humans.” So, it’s not just on stage… it could well be the people you interact with in business as well.
- App of the Week: Canned Emails.
You can also listen in via I Heart Radio.