December 02, 2008

I recently had a nice state-of-the-book industry chat with a friend who works at a higher education book publisher. Her job is essentially to think up and implement new products with existing content that her company retains the intellectual property rights to.

Posted at 03:04 pm by Joseph Bachana

December 01, 2008

Here is an article on TechCrunch that caught my attention today. The article presents how MySpace and Facebook are offering integrated login services to other third-party social network applications like Twitter, Stumbleupon,, and the like.

Posted at 05:55 pm by Joseph Bachana

November 27, 2008

In yesterday's blog I posited that technology job seekers in the media and entertainment vertical market that my company servces can improve their chances of finding work through the use of social networking tools like blogging or After some reflection this morning it occurred to me that it may seem that I was reducing the challenge of finding work in a difficult economy. This was not my intention, and I don't want to appear insensitive. As I mentioned yesterday, I'm concerned about friends of mine that are out of work.

Posted at 10:16 am by Joseph Bachana

November 26, 2008

A number of friends I've known over my 20 years in media technology have recently lost their jobs due either to the economy or to fears about the economy (there is a difference). Companies like Time Inc, Hearst Corporation, Nielsen Business Media, Rodale and many others have let go of talented and capable technologists who are now facing an uphill battle to find work in the next 6-12 months. This makes me concerned for them, but I know that ultimately things will turn around and they'll find work.

Posted at 10:40 am by Joseph Bachana

November 18, 2008

Last week I had the opportunity to sit on an industry panel at MarkLogic's Digital Publishing Summit. A woman from the audience gesticulated to the four hapless panelists and declared we were all 'legacy' executives and where were the young guys driving the 'Net. Needless to say, I was a bit nonplussed, but this did stick in my craw enough for a week to collect my thoughts. Bear with me and I'll tie back to the topic later in this blog.

Posted at 11:08 am by Joseph Bachana

November 16, 2008

Last month I lost my wallet for the second time in my life. The first was over 20 years ago in the Rockefeller Library (the Rock) at Brown University. That time the wallet was returned, with the cash. Not so lucky this time, as it was lost (or pinched) in the NYC Transit system.

The contents of the wallet I lost last month:

Posted at 09:06 pm by Joseph Bachana

October 09, 2008

As a kid when I learned how to play basketball, my coach would also have us do 'suicide' drills at the end of practice. Those typically were windsprints up and down the basketball court where you touch the free throw line, go back to the out-of-bounds line, touch center court line, then run back to the out-of-bounds line, touch the other free throw line, go back, and touch the opposite foul line, then go back, then the full court and back. Sometimes he would throw in sprints up and down our high school stairwells.

Posted at 09:20 am by Joseph Bachana

September 24, 2008

Sometimes I just can't help myself when the Wizards in Seattle or Cupertino magically send a message to my computer - "Updates Available." A flood of excitement wells up inside me and I think, "Oh boy, something new!" or conversely, "Oh no! My computer is exposed! I better download this whatchamacallit ASAP or I'm going to get screwed by the bad guys out there in the Internet cloud!" Yes, this is how my mind works, and I hope you'll admit yours might too.

Posted at 10:12 am by Joseph Bachana

August 22, 2008

Over the past 10 years, I've had the great opportunity to run a company that performs a range of services around implementation of content management systems including: business and functional analysis, information architecture, project management, development and integration services. I've met some remarkable customers who 'get it' with regard to ongoing investments that need to be made when enhancing their content management platforms to meet changing business needs.

Posted at 02:57 pm by Joseph Bachana

August 05, 2008

Here is an announcement from Softcare, a partner organization of DPCI (Link Here). They have been working on their next-generation editorial workflow engine codenamed "Xanthos". A few additional points:

Posted at 12:49 pm by Joseph Bachana



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