Monthly Archives: February 2002

Farewell, flighty February

Written on February 28, 2002 at 2:49 pm, by

New Yorkers are very friendly. I flew 11 times this month. Number 10 was on Monday, the US Airways Shuttle from LaGuardia in New York to Logan in Boston. At the security point, I was juggling my bags and some charts I was carrying and fumbling to extract my driver’s license from my wallet. “Oh, […]  More

Presidents Day

Written on February 17, 2002 at 2:49 pm, by

I saw Marty on Wednesday night for the first time in years. We used to spend a lot of time together. Marty used to live in what is now my office, and we used to ride the subway a lot or squeeze into the back of a hatchback together for longer trips. Most Wednesday nights […]  More

Transports of delight

Written on February 12, 2002 at 2:48 pm, by

On Sunday morning, a man arrived at the departures level of terminal C at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. He had no baggage to check. He had a one-way ticket, purchased two days earlier by a distant third party. His reservation had been changed twice. He was travelling to Washington’s National Airport, theoretically the most […]  More

The Other Tech

Written on February 4, 2002 at 4:18 pm, by

Originally published in Videography February 2002 The biggest differences between film and video or movies and television may have nothing to do with technology — and everything to do with technique. Two questions: If a manufacturer managed to reduce all of the electronics in a mobile teleproduction facility down to a single chip, how big […]  More

Where Did We Come From?

Written on February 4, 2002 at 3:34 pm, by

Originally published in Videography February 2002 There are 36 video formats in the digital-television standard.  It may be comforting to know they were based on happenstance, spirituality, accident, luck, and error. Some people draw guidance from the apparent positions of the stars and planets when they were born. Others study patterns in tea leaves or […]  More

New York words

Written on February 3, 2002 at 2:47 pm, by

On Tuesday, the weather was so glorious as I rode around Central Park that I could almost forget the lack of snow. The waterfowl were here in force. There were swans and ducks in the lake and Canada geese in the meer — in January! The geese avoided the small pile of plowed snow at […]  More

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