The Video Book

Jeff Jarvis | BuzzMachine

HarperCollins, my publisher for What Would Google Do?, just released a video version of the book, a 23-minute synopsis delivered by me, sans script, on camera…

The point of this is that the publisher is trying to find new ways to release books and the ideas in them. This is their first video book; if it works, they say in the Journal they &ll make another half-dozen. The definition of works? Who knows?

Here a link to Youtube snippet?

National Film Board of Canada

NFB marks its 70th anniversary with a birthday gift to all Canadians

Press Release | 2009/01/20

A vital part of the national fabric since 1939, the National Film Board of Canada is marking its 70th anniversary in 2009 with a gift to Canadians and Web users of all ages: a new online Screening Room providing free home viewing of over 700 productions, films, trailers and clips from the NFB’s world-renowned collection.

Now online at, the Screening Room is latest step forward in a sweeping digital transformation now underway at Canada’s public film producer and distributor, which is committed to harnessing digital technologies to connect with all Canadians, as a key part of its new Strategic Plan.

This new online Screening Room is the latest example of how the NFB plays a major role in the free exchange of ideas through cinema, said Tom Perlmutter, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the National Film Board of Canada. At a time when issues are inter-connected and global communications are mobile and instantaneous, Canada needs a voice. More than ever, the NFB provides that voice: empowering Canadians to share their concerns, express their points of view, tell Canada’s stories. The world is changing – our stories continue.”

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