I still don’t know how to call my video shows. I guess something funny and easy to remember. I will probably move my videos on to a separate blog, as I feel a little bit ill at ease putting video content in French language on an English blog. What do you think ?
- 1) should I separate my video blog from my main blog?
- 2) how do you feel of about having 2 languages mixed up on the same blog?
- 3) any funny name you might want to suggest ?
So the code name until further inspiration is the RSS, or the Rodrigo Sepulveda Show … I also just got some new equipment to bring you better quality videos, but sssh… I haven’t read the manual yet and haven’t finished setting up the whole configuration.
About a year and a half ago, I started my blog talking about a gentleman called Jean-Michel Billaut and comparing him to France’s Leonardo da Vinci. You would think that important people in the Internet scene would all be in the early 20s. Well he almost was when he started working with our digital world and launched about 27 years ago a small unit analysing new technologies that become later “L’Atelier’. The more I talk to entrepreneurs, and the more they tell me they were inspired by this man that gave all of us a forum to exchange ideas and learn from each other.
So today, I’m giving you a different kind of entrepreneur: someone that nurtured a whole industry. And although we touch on it lightly in the interview, he’s the man behind one of the first municipal fibre optic networks in the Western World, in his good city of Pau. It took him a lot of convincing, but finally one mayor understood his vision of very high-speed Internet and what it could bring to a city. They both made it happen. His recent trips to Asia (China, Japan, Taiwan…) on his blog are must reads (in French) in inimitable in style, wit and great analysis.
France’s establishment understood this guy is pure solid gold. He was made a knight in the order of the Legion of Honour, for his efforts of promoting the Internet in France. (J.O n°1, 2 janvier 2001 page 6)
Note: video taped on September 7th, 2005 in Paris around 2:30pm.