Think Before You Act Feb. 2, 2006: Vol. 2, Issue No. 9 IN THE NEWS Multimedia Launch of 'Bubble' Gets Mixed Response An experiment in launching a movie almost simultaneously in the cinema, on cable television and on DVD attracted few theater-goers, although the film has done well in DVD orders, according to its makers. —Sarah McBride, The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 30, 2006 In the film world, the time-honored sequence for release of a new movie is theater distribution first, followed by DVDs for purchase and rental, and finally presentation on cable or network TV. "Bubble" is a low-budget thriller directed by
Victory amidst a broken system and flawed process The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra said yesterday that it had closed a deal with Marin Alsop, announcing that she would take over as its music director in 2007 on a three-year contract. --Daniel J. Wakin, "Baltimore Hires Director Over Objections of Musicians," The New York Times, July 21, 2005 In 1989, Peggy and I were on a plane bound for the World Curling Championships in Milwaukee. The captain was a woman, and all the flight attendants were men. Some of the old members of our curling club who were on the same flight were not happy.