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Offline Bored@Work

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I just happened to make the mistake of listening to Electronic Design's Engineering Radio episode 16.

WTF? It was the first time I listened to Engineering Radio, and it will be the last.

One guy is reading what appears to be an an endless stream of scripted advertising. He is reading totally unenthusiastic (OK I wouldn't be enthusiastic if I had that job) with almost zero modulation of the voice. And that for more than half an hour. Couldn't they at least hire a trained professional radio host, and maybe motivate him with whatever it takes to motivate him?

If you are in desperate need for a drinking game, listen to it for the first 15 minutes, and have a stiff one every time the word "transparent" is used during the almost endless transparent LCD advertising.

To add insult to injury at the end the flash player is thrown into some kind of endless loop, repeating DigiKey advertising until your ears bled. In the end I had to close the browser to shut the stupid thing up.

If you want to listen to the train wreck yourself, e.g. if you ran out of sleeping pills  http://electronicdesign.com/blogs/engineeringradio.aspx
« Last Edit: June 18, 2011, 05:54:41 pm by BoredAtWork »
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i struggle not to sleep. so i wont listen to it.
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Oh man, I almost feel pity for the guy. I listened for five minutes, but then my brain started to disconnect from the thing. After ten minutes, I just shut it off..
 

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I couldn't take 4 minutes of this!!!
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LOL!
Chris and I have mentioned this on TheAmpHour before.
Yes, the scripted approach just does not work. It sounds like an audio book.
I don't mind this style of presentation for bloggers who release a podcast version of each text column they do. But this just doesn't work for a show.
Digikey pay big $$$$$ too to advertise on that show.
They should throw the money toward TheAmpHour instead!  ;D

Dave.
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Listening to the 'radio show' makes me very aggressive, are you expriencing the same?

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They should throw the money toward TheAmpHour instead!  ;D
i afraid if they send the script too.
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And not too surprising, but I found his script, in the form of a press release. :-) You can read along!

http://3samsungnews.blogspot.com/2011/04/consumer-electronics-samsung-first.html
 

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It sounds like an audio book.

I hope Australian audio books aren't that bad. The audio books I know are typically narrated by professional actors with trained voices who like to make some money on the side doing audio books. This "radio" thing, however, OMFG.
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