David Pogue, tech columnist for the New York Times, brought down the house at a real-estate technology conference in San Francisco this week with a soaring medley on “the history of downloadable music, TV and movies in two minutes.” OK, so it was five minutes, but who’s counting.
You can see from YouTube title up there that the online real estate crowd really ate it up. And it is pretty clever. I was listening and really enjoying it, for a while … until it dawned on me that the material was kinda stale, like it belonged back in 2006: iPod, iTunes, YouTube, the RIAA, etc.
So I did a little searching, and I wasn’t far off. Pogue performed the same songs at TED in MARCH 2007! That’s a century ago in tech, back when Leopard and Vista were the hot new things.
Come on, David, bring it up to date! Pandora, Hulu and Spotify, at least!
Then again, it is a classic. And pretty great.
Like the tech-medley equivalent of watching an old episode of Friends.