July 6, 2007
Mike & Ryan's Excellent Adventure
I can still remember the first time I stepped inside a mobile sports truck. I had gotten a freelance gig as a "runner" for a Golden Gater Productions shoot of the1983 SF Comedy Competition. I was amazed that a TV control room could fit inside a trailer. I even had fantasies about building mobile trucks for a while. Fast forward to the mid nineties after I joined Adobe. Once a year I would suggest we rent a Winnebago, pimp it out into a post-production suite and take it on the road to college campuses to evangelize the democratization of television production and post-production. Noone took me seriously. Well I am ecstatic (and jealous) that Mike Downey and Ryan Stewart are about to embark on their onAIR bus tour of "Cross Country Coding".
AIR (the app formerly code name Apollo) is one of the most exciting new technologies I've seen in a while. check out some of the cool applications being created using AIR here. Even if you're not a developer, stop by one of their stops and grab a beer, Red Bull, or coffee and get a glimpse into the future of software applications. Tell'm Steve sent you.