April 05, 2008

MinistryTECH: Users or Customers?

I presented a break out session at MinistryTECH this afternoon.  Jim blogged it.  So did Jason.

Ian started playing around with his webcam and realized he could live stream my talk through Ustream.  Cool!  Brian back at the office got in on the act.

Why do we need advance planning and real-world testing when we can just make this crap up on the fly?  Actually, if you watch the video below you'll notice a problem with this attitude.  The mic in the webcam went wonky, resulting in continuous, loud white noise for a bit.  Ian realized it was happening and switched to the laptop's internal mic, but there's a definite disruption in the viewer experience around the 7:30 mark.  You'll need to skip ahead to where the counter reads approximately 22:00.

If you haven't seen any of the Nick Burns sketches, here's one on CNet.

I'll put up the PPT slides when I get home.

1 comment:

Jim Walton said...

What a great quote:

"Why do we need advance planning and real-world testing when we can just make this crap up on the fly?"

That's all I have to say