Top 10 Presentations

Great list of the Top 10 Best Presentations Ever, a pretty tough list to compile and they’ve done a nice job. There’s a few in here that I’ve seen before, and a few that I haven’t.

For Apple geeks of particular note is Steve Jobs launch of the first Mac in 1984, funny to see him presenting in a double breasted suit and bow tie.

As an aside I’m stunned almost daily at how much amazing video content is becoming freely available online. Martin Luthor King’s “I have a dream” speech in full is just one of those things. It’s starting to feel like pretty soon we’ll have access to a complete archive of the most interesting moments in film.

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5 thoughts on “Top 10 Presentations”

  1. We were kinda talking about this this morning. how there is so much video content and it’s all free. And how most things are free to most people, Google, Flickr, YouTube etc.

    Now that ITV is dying* before our very eyes, why on earth would you bother advertising on there when you can reach so many people quicker, cheaper, easier and in a more personal way via other means?

    How long before we see a major brand distributing ads exclusively through YouTube, Podcasts, Flickr etc etc?

    * I don’t mean that advertising is dying or that TV ads are dying, but specifically that ITV is dying.

  2. Did you see this article about Pontiac doing an ‘online only’ car launch?

    We were chatting with some TV people yesterday about the difference between the PC experience and the TV experience. It’s true that they’re converging faster and better than ever before, but a vegitative ‘sit back’ TV consumption session still holds a certain appeal. But once there’s a media centre that joins things together into interesting ‘watch lists’ for me maybe that’s a different game.

  3. Very interesting.

    There’s probably a generational thing about this too. When the Bebo-ers are 30, married with kids etc are they going to sit in front of the TV in an evening?

  4. My ill-informed guess would be that a communal screen of some dscription will still have a part to play, I reckon it’ll be used primarily for stuff like films and sports. But consumption of shorter-form progs will be spread around devices and individuals in the home.

    Or maybe not… ;-)

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