So it's one of these things where your originally thinking, well, who in hell cares? So what? It's white? You'd be correct. It is white, and has no other special usage that the chrome and black don't have, it's simply a new colour. So, why do I love it? (I think I've said "so" about 7 times so far in this post haha) It's different. I remember when iPhone came out in like 2006 or 2007, and like NO ONE had it, so if you had it you were special. When they came out with the 3G model, more people bought it, because they dropped the price- by a lot. Then they came out with the 3GS model with a few little additions including the white iPhone. I think only the real hardcore Apple fans got it, the white iPhone. The iPhone 4 came out last year, and didn't have a white version, all of us white iPhone fans were all like WTF APPLE!? Hardcore Apple fans don't want to fit in with those PC users, and their new fangled iPhones, but they love the iPhone? So, Apple's gotta go to themselves and be like let's make a white one, that is only available in 16 gigs so the little non-Apple fanatics don't get it.
That's what happens. People who just want the iPhone to have an iPhone and feel like an Apple junkie probably won't spend that extra hundred or so to get a different colour, when they don't 'need' it. So, I think it's just for those cool REAL Apple junkies who want to stand out from the crown of chrome and black iPhone users. It's one good use- a new colour, and if it breaks, nothing (haha).
So, here's my first book summery and 'review.' I was told my last post was depressing. haha, let's lighten this ish up!
Set in Los Angeles, the 2010 “Tonight Show Fiasco” (as called by Wikipedia) began in the eyes of many in 2005 when Jay Leno promises NBC’s “Tonight Show” to Conan O’Brien, the 6 foot 4 red-head from Boston who at the time was hosting his successful show, “Late Night” also on NBC. Fast forward five years to May 29th, 2009, the day of Jay’s last show. The show went off the air, “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” began taping shows and airing the first of the next month. By October, Jay Leno- who had now been off the air for only two months- had made note to his former NBC bosses that he wanted back in. Who says no to Jay Leno? Not Jeff Zucker, NBC’s president of Programing. NBC soon announced what, even they had said, could be a television revolution, or one of the largest failures of the television industry- The Jay Leno Show. The daily 10-o’clock show aired September 14th, 2009 to February 9th of 2010. It was called by Entertainment Weekly, “The Biggest Bomb of All Time.”
Now that Leno’s show had failed horribly, Zucker and NBC needed a way to get Jay back to 11:30. They offered Conan O’Brien multiple options as to him keeping ‘Tonight’. Moving Conan’s show back a half an hour to put Jay at 11:30, and the ‘Tonight Show with Conan’ at midnight, or Conan was to leave. Mr. O’Brien chose to leave to “keep the ‘Tonight Show’ as it should be, and has always been.” Conan left, and not with out gaining millions in cash, and losing his tenure of ‘Tonight’, and most of his “intellectual property” to NBC. On Conan’s final Tonight Show, he said “It’s every comedian's dream to host this show, and for seven months, I did that. But you know what they say- The fun always has to end a decade to early.”, his puns kept a light mood. Conan later will end up with his show, ‘Conan’, coming back on the air, on basic cable on Time Warner’s TBS network, and is the most watched daily cable show in the United States. Jay Leno is still hosting his new version of the Tonight Show, differing much from his original show, with ratings below what Conan was getting, and falling behind David Letterman, and ABC’s Nightline.
On November 4th, 2010, Bill Carter and Viking Press published the non-fiction, “The War for Late Night: When Leno Went Early and Television went Crazy". It tells the story of the “fiasco,” and Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno, and Jeff Zucker. Also mentioned in the book were big names like, David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld, Brian Williams, and many others. After reading the book, the author creates a feeling of the confusion and back stabbing of the television business. My opinions on the book are like this- It was very lengthy, it was not written in the same way as the original book by Bill Carter, “The Late Shift” about Jay Leno and David Letterman in the nineties. The book was around three-hundred eighty pages long, and it felt like the author would sting out multiple things. I honestly wouldn’t recommend the book for anyone under 16 and doesn't pay attention to the ‘late night scene’, not for adult reasons (haha), but for the reasons that the book really wouldn’t relate to anyone who cares not of the late night shows. I love late night comedy. In all, it was a good book on the subject.
In 2007 I was on a podcast with a friend of mine. We did alright ratings wise, but it seemed that with every podcast after that that I did would do ok, then eventually fail. I thought to myself if it was me or what I was producing, but eventually came to the conclusion that people just don't have the time. Podcasts are usually around 45 minutes or more, and people just don't have time to listen to an entire show. Even though through the integration of podcaststs to iPods, MP3 Players, and even some televisions, it still means you have to take an hour out of your day to listen to them. Apple even has an entire part of it's iTunes store made just for podcasts. People will download them with the full intent to listen, but will maybe listen to the first 17 minutes then get bored with it. I learned that if you do a podcast, you need to be entertaining. If you want people to sit down, slow down, and listen to you and a friend talk for an hour, you need to have a good sound topic. Still even if you have all of this, people just don't care. Like I said, people just don't care. There are a few successes, but these are mostly people who are "tech-savvy." Take Leo Laporte and his TWiT Network- He holds one hell of an audience. TWiT is a technology based podcast network with around, like, 10 shows or more(?). Leo Laporte started on a TV show called Tech TV. The show was taken off the air, and the audience followed him to the internet where TWiT is now flourishing, with revenue in the MILLIONS. If every podcast net work was like this, everyone who had a podcast would be a millionaire? That 'aint happenin'. Ever. There will always be that one dominant fixture in podcasting if it survives. With talk radio, internet radio, and other more-modern internet outlets, there are just too many for it to thrive. Podcasting will always be around in a form, but will never be as big as radio.
So, I've decided that I'm going to sit down once and a while, and... *dramatic pause* ...BLOG. I've decided even if people don't read it, my mom will. I'm gonna blog about everything from radio nerd stuff, to music, to food, to travel, to like everything. So, thanks for reading this, maybe later on I can blog about something... something like KFC. YES.