I found this quaint little restaurant called “The Whippet” in the old “Boere Houghton” better known today, as the leafy suburb of Linden. It has a rustic look with wooden tables and benches, as well as energy saving light bulbs in glass jars. This made me feel like I was sitting in Cape Town’s Observatory or Tamboerskloof suburbs. Read the rest of this entry »
Earlier this week I was invited to attend a demo of a new cloud based video editing system called Forscene, at the Atos offices in Sandton. I was skeptical at first, as this whole service is dependent on Internet connectivity. In my attempt at growing the online video news services as the Multimedia Manager for Avusa Media Live (currently renamed Times Media Live) and at the South African Press Association (SAPA), I found myself being retrenched from both companies, due to the costs involved in running such a department and the slow Internet speeds in South Africa, which affects the amount of people viewing video content online. Hence my skepticism.