One of my favorite "old media" tech sites, Creative Cow, has launched a community blog site. With anticipation, I clicked on the link in the email announcement and as soon as the page loaded I had to laugh.
The Cow uses Drupal!
The Creative Cow has been a fabulous resource for tech talk on video, HD, DVD. It's a truly grassroots effort, forged in the 1990s, when many in video, television and film were spinning from (or left hanging by) the enormous upheavals that took place as "desktop" postproduction and digital video cameras started to disrupt the long-standing hegemony of the multi-million-dollar production houses. What system do I buy? What video card is best? How do I change my BIOS to get the most video performance? My system has been EOL'd by the manufacturer -- what now? Oh no, the blue screen of death -- what now? How can I make this effect? Anyone know a sound recorder in Santa Fe?....
My blog account has not yet been approved, but I see that they've adopted a wysiwyg editor. (TinyMCE? Oh dear!) Still, it's nice to welcome a "web 1.0" powerhouse in old media into the "web 2.0" world.