3 generations of media

I decided to study “Mass Communication” when cable TV was young. Brand new course offerings at UT’s Moody College speculated about the mind-boggling array of emerging channels and introduced the concept of “narrow-casting”  in contrast to traditional broadcasting which had sought the “lowest common denominator” (explained disapprovingly by Brandon Monk here). Tastes were becoming divided and specialized for demographics that were very valuable to advertisers. Internet…

Becoming the Not-at-Home Mom

When I returned to an on-site job I didn’t realize how long it had been since I’d worn real shoes every day. My child grew proficient at dressing herself, just in time for me to remember how. We stay-home moms in SoCal wear flip-flops for months on end with maybe a few chilly weeks in Uggs….