Excerpted in toto from my Computerworld blog cuz Chris is da mayor of MonsterTech.
I've finally done it. Sort of. Gotten someone to blog.
Well OK, what I did was get my brother to get them to blog, but if A>B>C, then conversely, I got them to blog.
Talking about my best friend Chris Greene. Phenominal graphics design guy, uber-crazy mountain biker (he does 24 hour races and does them well to boot), consumer electronics guru (he's the reason why I'm completely sold on THX and will never go back) and amateur Looney Tunes voice guy (performs a mean Marvin The Martian if you are lucky enough to ever hear it).
Now he's working as an associate product category manager at Monster Cable. Whatever that title means, I don't think it comes close to conveying his area of responsibilities.
At any rate, at his request I got him and Robert Scoble (my brother) together to schedule Robert to speak about corporate blogging to Monster Cable.
Can't say yet whether the rest of the company will get on board, but Chris has started blogging and wrote this interesting piece on how the one of the two HDDVD camps (Blue Ray and HD-DVD) could run away with the game by simply offering their technology to companies with an open source license.
I don't see Sony or Toshiba doing this as they would lose all that licensing revenue. Plus they make a decent business out of selling the base parts for equipment such as CD and DVD players, although if they are able to manufacture the fundamental mechanisms for new HDDVD players at a better value than anyone else, they will still make profit doing it.
While you are checking that piece out you can also read my other piece from tonight: "Millions: What it can cost if you don't properly vet vendors".