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Biography in Process

Imagine what information, advice, and ideas the world would have easy and free access to if the technology that is abundant today was available in centuries past. Granted we have a crap ton of books and essays and other writings documenting the histories, thoughts and ideas of great men and women; but what additional “gifts” would they have left us if they had blogs and YouTubes accounts?

What additional gifts would Benjamin Franklin have have left us? What YouTube clips, thoughts on meta-physics, blog posts on being industrious? It cannot be imagined how many more gifts he would have left the world. And this is only one individual! On top of that Franklin wouldn’t have had to entrust his life papers to a irresponsible illegitimate grandson, where they eventually found their way into a tailors shop and where used as patterns and weren’t rediscovered until 1840. Where as, a nice home at wordpress.com would have been much cozier.

But what about all the great men and woman of the world, since the beginning of time? dating as far back as Moses? Imagine if Jesus had a blog. That would be insane! and may even help answer numerous questions of today, questions many seek and questions many would rather not seek.

I am sure this idea of, the ease of which “gifts” can now be given to humanity is apparent to many, I however am finally visualizing and realizing the true potential and effects of the abundance of easy and cheap tech.

The downside is a constant state of information overload. However there are already many tools in service which help sort for the needles in the haystacks, targeting your specific interests, and I bet the tools will only get more refined and sophisticated.

All that being said I have decided to use my home here at ethanbloch.com and fresh out the box YouTube channel, ethanbloch, to post a constant state of updates, thoughts, information and experiences in and about my life. Even if this proves helpful to 1 person, I will be satisfied, however I hope it to be helpful to multitudes more then 1. You may be asking yourself what makes me special? Well my Mom told me I was special when I was 6!

Seriously though, I am on a mission to revolutionize the world, as I have been telling friends and family since 7 years of age, and I figure it best to not have to count on an illegitimate grandson to spread my “gifts” amongst the world.

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openSermo updates and sxsw

A brief recap. I woke up on Feb. 5th to my 60 Second episode, Super Tuesday, on the homepage of YouTube, craziness! This drove a massive influx of visitors to my site and I was unprepared. But this definitely got me some great exposure. That episode now has over 26k views and I am thankful to everyone over at YouTube News & Politics for giving me the opportunity, especially David McMillian, who was kind enough to notify me of my homepage appearance.

Fast forward. Since then I’ve been working double time. A few new episodes. Some not so happily received. Created a few openSermo shorts which are currently circulating the net; check em out here and here. Got a special tribute video in the works. More on that soon. And finally we have some set lighting, if you can call it that: 18″ fluorescents taped to 7 ft metal shelving rods (check out the pic below). Thanks to Walter Graff @ Bluesky Production Group for the idea; however lacking tripods, we Macgyvered the hanging rods.

And earlier today, I started pondering if I should attend SXSW. Yeah it’s a bit late and unfortunately I’m gonna have to pay a heavy price due to this lateness; I’m still trying to work out the economics. However, this will be my first SXSW. If anyone has any tips, thoughts, or plans to attend, definitely let me know.

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