It’s been interesting to see how some of the ideas I pursued with these golf supercuts have leaked into actual tournament coverage. I started making them because they offered a way of seeing I wanted to see represented in the real world. And now those same ideas are filtering into actual broadcasts and post-round analysis.
I can’t claim direct credit for anything, but it’s interesting to see “watch Stenson’s round in 30 seconds” videos pop-up from Sky and NBC and whomever else.
After last year’s PGA at Valhalla, a dog-fight between McIlroy, Mickelson, Fowler & Stenson, I wanted to see what it would look like to visualize all four of them playing the course at the same time, and came up with this:
After yesterday’s round, it was interesting to see the R&A’s version (posted to Twitter) of Stenson & Mickelson’s front-nine.
The video team for the R&A pursued a similar idea as mine, while not bothering to sync-up the timing of each player playing the same hole, because half the screen would be blank every now and again.
Maybe I need to scrub yesterday’s footage and do a proper, comprehensive version? With which clone of me?
20160717 — This has been a sequence of 10 days that would read best as date-ascending (where you fall into the madness), rather than date-descending (where you travel back in time).
It’s been a one-day-has-led-to-the-next kind of week. But that would be kinda prohibitive here, in that, I’m not re-ordering this scratchpad. But I should and wish I would.
Odeo released a new service today called Twttr, which is a sort of “group send” SMS application. Each person controls their own network of friends. When any of them send a text message to “40404,” all of his or her friends see the message via sms. This launched officially today, and a few select insiders were playing with the service at the Valleyschwag party in San Francisco last night.
10 years ago today, in Techcrunch.
I put together a compilation of last week’s “best” news photographs, including the greatness from Jonathan Bachman / Reuters:
…and one of the most interesting details of this photograph, beyond the general awesomeness of composition and framing and body language and perfectness, is visible if you’re looking at a large version (the version above was 3911-pixelswide).
20160708 — I remember growing-up in the 80s, wondering about the 60s, and how much more exciting that decade seemed; a time of upheaval and war, assassination & empowerment.
We’ve had a week that feels historical, in that same sense, and I hope the moment doesn’t grow into a decade of this nonsense.