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Note to CNN: Please Stop

January 22nd, 2009

Dear Editors at CNN:

Please stop.  You know what I’m talking about.

The silly holographic reporter (TinySci Readers, click and view this CNN video at your own risk, you may want to put on some eye-pro first), which by the way, fails to resemble either holography or reporting, is downright idiotic.  Are we supposed to be shocked and awed by the fact that you know how to use a green screen and multiple cameras…simultaneously?

As if that wasn’t enough, we let out a collective “Ugh” when you debuted Obama’s “Moment” in “3D”.  First of all, Photosynth is not your creation – it’s Microsoft’s.  Second, “3D” means stereoscopic, otherwise it’s just 2D.  In other words, your rendition of  “The Moment” looks no different to me than it would to someone who was blind in one eye.

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